Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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  1. How did you teach Beans to allow you to handle her this way? She was so accepting! I’m wondering how a d’Uccle would handle that…

    1. Hi Jan – Bean is naturally pretty calm. When she was little, she had curled toes, so we had to handle her a lot to help straighten them out. So, that helped. But Silkies are naturally pretty tame. I have some d’Uccles. They’re very quiet too, so yours might like a bath. Mine are still chicks (10 weeks old), so I haven’t tried bathing them yet. They’re very docile, though.

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