"When our neighbors voiced concerns to the zoning board ahead of the county hearing to consider our backyard chicken application, it was Cherie at chickensforeggs.com to the rescue. She did a thorough inspection of our coop and micro flock and wrote a thorough and compelling report that addressed all the concerns my neighbors had, debunked the many common backyard chicken myths and biases that are out there and educated the zoning board about backyard chickens and our particular setup in such a way that they had no choice but to vote yes; unanimously; to allow us to keep backyard chickens. Thanks for being amazing at what you do!"
-Jim and Karen B. and family, Springfield, VA
After my first consultant session, I feel so much more prepared to care for my flock of eleven young chickens. Cherie’s twenty plus years of experience were invaluable to help me better understand a range of topics I have been researching (as a first-time chicken “mom”) but lacking the experience to apply. She personalized the session with expertise and flexibility to match my learning curve. Topics included hands-on poultry examination with multiple chickens, coop with run assessment, crest feather trimming and chicken behavior considerations. I now have a great poultry coach to see me through my first year of raising chickens!" - Karen S., California
"Cherie has such a positive energy and is very friendly. She taught me how to clip my chicken's wings and toenails and inspected each of my chickens from head to toe. I appreciated her chicken expertise and learned a lot. She handles the chickens with ease and confidence." -Ava, California
"We're very impressed with your consulting service. You gave great advice and the thing we loved most about you was that your advice was "practical advice".
You are awesome!!!! I will recommend you to any of my chicken geek friends".
- Melody & Robb, California
It can be tough to find quality people to care for your chickens and in-trust them with the birds you value most. I pride myself on not only going above and beyond, but by offering my very best to each and every chicken!
- As a certified PHI (Poultry Health Inspector) I am trained by the University of California (UC) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
To learn more about this designation and see a current list of PHI's, visit:
I am a member of several poultry organizations, including:
- The American Poultry Association
- The American Bantam Association
- 4-H Youth Development Program (Leader & Key Leader)
- The Polish Breeder's Club
I am experienced in solving various issues regarding poultry including disease control, biosecurity, parasites, predator control, treating injuries, administering medications (as well as alternative medications), and vaccinations. While I am not a licensed Veterinarian (DVM), I do provide referrals to an Avian Vet in our area. In addition, I have a knowledgeable circle of poultry experts I go to (as resources) when ever in doubt!
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The Bockmon Family
The Bockmon Family
"Hi Cherie, thanks for taking such good care of our home while we were away:) We were able to relax knowing our animals, etc. were in good hands!"
I had the pleasure of chicken (and pet) sitting for the Bockmons while they were on a trip for 11 days. They have several backyard laying hens as well as some show birds (Dutch) that needed daily care (and some occasional monitoring to make sure the neighbor's dog wasn't chasing them as he's done in the past).
Their own three doggies kept me company while I did the feeding rounds, and while I know they missed their owners - they enjoyed the belly rubs and treats each time I came over :-)
I also cared for their cat Mittens, who is diabetic - he needs insullin shots twice a day, along with fresh canned food which seems to help keep his blood sugar under control.
He couldn't get enough ear scratches! haha.
Thank you Bockmon family, for allowing me to care for your brood while you were away!