The Alohas

Welcome to the Henway

Whats a henway? 

About 5 to 7 pounds.


But you already knew that, didn’t you?

Like many others, I am a backyard chicken owner.  Long, obnoxious story short: I was trying to learn how to make cheese—in preparation for the inevitable zombie invasion—, stumbled upon, and ended up with chickens.



If the above makes any sense to you: Greetings and Salutations.  You will fit in nicely.



01/01/10 Boys

The Aloha Project

Like many backyard chicken owners, we got chickens for the better quality eggs, meat, and to better know where our food comes from.  It was important BamBam and Chatterbox didn’t think eggs came from the store,knew the work behind each bite of chicken breast, and had the rewarding experience of raising animals.

After much research (Thank you, Nifty at BYC!) we found several dual-purpose breeds which would meet our needs.  I also met Sommer, who introduced us to her project, and generously gave us our very first Aloha Chickens.  She gave us Patchwork (an Aloha)

and two Exchequer Leghorn/Speckled Sussex crosses.

The first egg ever laid by one of my chickens was from one of the ExL/SS hens, in the back of the mini-van, pulling into the driveway of their new home.

Want to start your own Alohas?  There are a few ways to go about it. Check out Sommer’s site for some instructions on how to make your own Alohas.

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