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Backyard Chickens & Rabbits Consult


30 per visit

Are you a budding homesteader, interested in getting your urban property going with chickens or rabbits, but have lots of questions? Questions like: how can I lay out my property best so I don't lose my yard and also ensure the best possible treatment of my animals? What are some of the rules/regs regarding these animals in the city of Asheville? What about predators? What do I do with all that poop? What about my neighbors? Isn't my property too small to raise my own food? What am I really in for here?

I've got answers to all these questions, and can help brainstorm designs and any unique challenges your property or situation might offer, and suggest online, local, and book resources to keep you going! Getting your little homestead going can be a challenge (especially with a lot of unknowns), but is way more fun with friends and a few resources!

I'll come to your place, we'll have a conversation about your goals, walk your property and the conversation can go from there!

Training & Qualifications

Bachelors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from CU Boulder, 2012 (including Animal Behavior courses). Grew up with farm animals, have researched urban homesteading extensively and read many, many resource books about raising chickens and rabbits.

I've had chickens and rabbits on my property in West Asheville since shortly after moving here in early 2016. I focus on raising animals in the most humane, ethical way possible, and providing an organic and forage-when-possible diet, species appropriate housing and enrichment, and whole animal utilization. I also run the Asheville Backyard Rabbits Facebook group.

Availability & Preferences

Weekends and some weekday evenings.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Annie

Adrian received session of Scrabble Partner from Annie
Sep 20, 2017
I had a great time with Annie! Good games, good conversation, and just an all around good person.
Analu provided unit of Logo freelance for Annie
May 17, 2017
Lovely to work with her! She had great ideas and we could put them together
Todd received session of 30-minute Beginner Ukelele Lesson from Annie
Apr 22, 2017
Annie totally rocked it with the Ukulele lesson. My 14 year old daughter came home from the lesson, got her Uke back out and has been practicing on he...r own for the first time. Highly recommended!show more
Janice received Help with Recommend songs for ukulele from Annie
Apr 04, 2017
Great recommendations. Thanks for the links, too. Super helpful.


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Annie's other services

Scrabble Partner
Part of why I got into the urban homesteading life was because I love alternative/trade economies. I love that a modern technology can help facilitate that!

Scrabble Partner

30-minute  Beginner Ukelele Lesson
Part of why I got into the urban homesteading life was because I love alternative/trade economies. I love that a modern technology can help facilitate that!

30-minute Beginner Ukelele Lesson

About Annie Frazier Halladay

I've lived in Asheville for going on two years. I'm from Colorado originally, and have lived all over the country. I love travel and road trips, and have been to 41 of the 50 United States. I now l...ive with my husband and our dog on our own little plot of heaven turned backyard homestead in West Asheville- we raise chickens for eggs and rabbits for meat and fur. I love to hike and camp, and Western North Carolina has been great for that. Creativity is a huge part of my life: I love playing music (I've played ukulele for 8 years, and play lots of other stringed instruments as well) and I am pretty obsessed with crafting the perfect playist for any occasion. I love belly dance and yoga- I'm always looking to do more of those things! I occasionally like to paint silly things, do crafty projects (like paper crafts/scrapbooking), and I love taking pictures of beautiful things around me. I also read, all the time! I refinish furniture professionally, and am always learning more and getting better at that. I love the sharing economies that the internet has brought to my life. Couchsurfing, Airbnb, Meetup, and now Simbi! I've hosted a ton of couchsurfers and airbnbers from all over the world and it's been an amazing experience to meet people from so many walks of life. show more

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  • Just for Fun
  • Hair styling
  • Art Lessons
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