Rich and Marion Patterson

Hoover's Hatchery

Rich and Marion Patterson are local chicken experts. They live in Cedar Rapids Iowa and are great partners of ours. They help us with blog writing and monthly Facebook live videos. Marion is a retired school teacher that currently teaches a course at Kirkwood Community College and Rich served as the director of Indian Creek Conservation center from 1978-2014 where he developed the urban chicken program. They currently own a business called Winding Pathways. Winding Pathways is a website and consulting business that encourages people to create wonderous yards, where that yard is an expansive acreage or a suburban lot. Rich and Marion will take the next few minutes to teach us how to set up a brooder and what is needed to start raising baby chicks.

Rich is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


Check It Out!

Caring for Chicks

Learn what to do in the first 48 hours of receiving your chicks, and what's needed in a chicken coop. This workshop is sponsored by Hoover's Hatchery.
Animal Husbandry Hands On

Speaking At: