If you’re raising chickens with neighbors near you, or if you haven’t gotten a flock yet because you’re worried about ticking off your neighbors, then this podcast is for you.

I talk with Karen Thompson of Lil’ Suburban Homestead who is passionate about teaching people to grow food and raise chickens on a suburban homestead.

In particular, Karen and I talk about how she raises chickens with neighbors on either side of her North Carolina homestead.

You’ll learn:

  • Karen’s top tip for raising chickens with neighbors without becoming the plague of your community
  • Why giving your neighbors eggs isn’t always the best way to smooth the path to chicken ownership
  • How she keeps in touch with her community to promote chickens – that you can replicate
  • About her “old, old” hen that she tells her husband is still laying

Links we discuss:

Lil’ Suburban Homestead website

Lil’ Suburban Homestead Facebook page


Coming soon.


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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