Multimedia PHOTOS: Much acluck about chickens By Beacon Staff - July 5, 2023 134 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp Photos are reader-submitted 1 of 13 PHOTO COURTESY JIM PESCHA GREEN AND LOVING IT — Paula Pescha, co-founder of Deltona Community Gardens, and an advocate for residential chickens in Deltona, holds a bunch of bananas she grew while one of her chickens looks on. The chickens feed the garden for the Pescha family, and the garden feeds the chickens. The end result is naturally grown food with littleto-no-waste. PHOTO COURTESY MELISSA HOUSEHOLDER MAN’S BEAK-ED FRIEND — Harry the chicken, shown here, belongs to DeLeon Springs resident Melissa Householder’s children. PHOTO COURTESY MELISSA FLESCH CHECK ME OUT! — Pictured is Loki, a chicken who belongs to Melissa Flesch who lives in the DeLand area. PHOTOS COURTESY ZACHARY MILES CHICKENS ARE MODELS, TOO — Lake Helen resident Zachary Miles developed a few hobbies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Not only did he start keeping a backyard flock of chickens, but he started modeling with them and releasing a calendar of photos, too. Photo is from his 2021 calendar, and he still has copies of his 2023 calendar available at his website, www.clucknorrismanor. com. In total, Miles’ star-studded manor is home to 26 chickens, including Oprah Henfrey, Judy Garhend, Chicki Minaj and Barbara Streishen. You can see more pictures of Miles’ flock on his Instagram page: @clucknorrismanor. In the coming months, Miles plans to start work on his 2024 chicken calendar. PHOTOS COURTESY ZACHARY MILES Meryl Cheep PHOTOS COURTESY ZACHARY MILES Reba McHentire PHOTO COURTESY ERICK NIELSEN CHICKENS GALORE! — This colorful group of chickens, pictured above and at right, belong to Pierson residents Erick and Echo Nielsen. Above is a flock of chickens at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement where Erick Nielsen works as the associate director. In addition to the flock above, the Pioneer Settlement has a hen named Scrappy PHOTO COURTESY ERICK NIELSEN Mrs. Johnson, a hen who lives at home with the Nielsens, snacking on an avocado. PHOTO COURTESY STEPHANIE SOUSA GOTTA LOVE ‘EM — Pictured above is Stephanie Sousa with her now-departed chicken Klaus. “He got taken by a hawk when I lived in a haunted mansion,” she said. PHOTO COURTESY STEPHANIE SOUSA Sousa lives in the Deland area with a number of chickens, inlcuding Lucy, pictured. PHOTO COURTESY MISTIE MILSTEAD Australorp and the Easter eggers PHOTO COURTESY HANNAH HARP IN OSTEEN Brandon and Dale PHOTO COURTESY FROM THE BARBERVILLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT Marigold Related LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.