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Beginner hen-keep mentor Wellington

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5 per visit

Happy Hens lay the BEST eggs!
I have a pretty basic set-up in my urban back yard in Wellington where (outside of HOAs) we are allowed to keep up to 12 hens.
I have a variety of breeds, not all of them are great layers, but they sure are a colorful and entertaining bunch!
My hens are here to help keep my garden pest free, fertilize, sustain the compost heap; and I get really great eggs out of our harmonious relationship! They are kept organically, and free-range their section of my back yard during the day. They also have access to the whole yard during the winter when nothing is growing in the garden, and I allow them to take the time to fertilize that part of the yard. I am working on create a chicken friendly garden. It's tough though, they really love fresh vegetables! I can tell you about how to maximize their egg production with lighting, keep them pest free, and feed them the best natural diet.
A few of my girls spent some time on a large piece of property, so they are predator savvy, and we do have hawks and vultures in Wellington, along with skunks and raccoons, and loose dogs. I can show you how I've set up to prevent predators from getting to the girls at night.
Are you interested in or new to keeping hens in Wellington? Come on over, get some ideas from my set up, and visit the girls.

Training & Qualifications


I had poultry growing up. I worked in a livestock feed store in Alaska for 3 years where I learned much about commercial feeds.
I've had five of my girls for 4 years. Those girls spent time in the country in a much more open space, but they've adapted well to urban life, and brought their predator-savvy wisdom with them. They've taught the six new ones their wisdom. I set up their place in Fall 2014, and they have been happy and healthy since.

Availability & Preferences


After 5 weekdays; late-afternoon - early evenings weekends.

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

Reviews of Melissa


Laura received visit of Beginner hen-keep mentor Wellington from Melissa
Mar 08, 2017
Melissa spent quite a lot of time with me answering all my questions about bees and chickens. She's very knowledgeable and helpful and a great person ...to learn from. I look forward to being able to chat with her in the future!show more
Shannon sold "Wonder Woman" Kit to Melissa
Mar 27, 2017
I enjoyed our interaction. Melissa was quick with the payment for shipping. She was easy to work with. :)
Shannon provided unit of Special Order for Melissa for Melissa
Mar 16, 2017
Melissa was efficient and I hope her girlfriends love my pamper kit! ♡

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About Melissa Kindt

I work a corporate 8-5 job that pays the bills (barely) with little left over the little things that keep popping up needing fixed, including my own physical body. I believe in a healthy holistic lif...estyle that includes helping the community whether through volunteering, or bartering services and goods locally and affordably. I believe in having a small carbon footprint, which means getting goods and services locally, and helping to make them available as well. I try to offset my world-travel footprint by reducing my use/waste, avoiding poisonous chemicals, and buying/supporting organic and eco-conscious organizations. I'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to materialism. My house is 920 square feet, and in a lot of ways, it's more than I need! I have always had a green thumb and really enjoy the garden. I'm a honey bee and pollinator ambassador and I believe in natural balance in the garden. I try to work with Nature instead of against her. I also love to be around animals and have several years experience grooming and training dogs; riding, training and caring for horses; and basic knowledge of other animals. I have 11 laying hens, 1 (currently empty) hive of honey bees, 2 cats and a working German Shepherd. I'm addicted to orchids, but I am still learning about them. I'm really good at digging into problems and finding solutions. I love researching a topic and learning. I'm a member of Larimer County Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado, and Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States. My K9 - Hawk - is in training and we will be certified in the spring of 2017. We've been training for wilderness air scent, urban/suburban trailing (tracking), human remains detection, article search, and water search.show more

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Melissa Kindt is looking for:
  • Just for Fun
  • Cheap & Easy
  • Handyman services
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Pet Training
  • Petsitting
  • Hair styling
  • Housesitting
  • Cleaning
  • Adventure
  • Acupuncture