For the first time in more than sixty years, chickens are in residence at Ten Chimneys. This week, we welcomed eighteen White Rock chicks, the very same breed that the Lunts owned.
In 1941, the estate’s farm manager, Ben Perkins, documented getting the Lunts' first eighteen chickens. Over time, their flock grew to more than two hundred. Alfred and Ben, like other local farmers, consulted UW-Madison for farming advice. Alfred adhered to their suggestion that light stimulates egg production when he designed the chicken coop to include large picture windows. Today, our new chicks will reside in the same historic space.
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