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Danielle L.


Dallas, TX

Member since:

February 10, 2012


How long have you owned chickens?

After four months of construction on the fabulous chicken coop my wonderfully talented husband designed, we went off to Terrell in late June of 2012 and found a few hens willing to tolerate the current LoPresti menagerie consisting of three crazy hounds and several neighborhood cats.

How many chickens do you own?

We currently have four lovely ladies.

What breed of chickens do you own?

We share space with a Buff Orpington named Calamity Jane (Janie for short), a Black Australorp named Sylvie, a fiesty New Hampshire Red named Lucy (in celebration of Lucille Ball) and a super-sweet Speckled Sussex named Violet.

What do you like most about owning chickens?

The endless amount of entertainment they provide, enhanced by each of their little personalities.

How many people (other than yourself) have you helped get started owning chickens?

We held a "Coop Warming" party last year to properly welcome the girls, and spent and afternoon educating some of our friends and family on the joys of living with chickens. Not sure how many jumped on the bandwagon as a result of the party, but my incessant chicken banter with my chiropractor led her and her husband to start a flock of their own.


I'm an urban hippie currently residing in North Oak Cliff, in the historic neighborhood of Winnetka Heights. I love my 100+ year old house and all the crazy critters I share it with, especially the ones with wings.

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