Like most farm animals, chickens are labeled according to their end purpose.
A chicken bred for its egg-laying prowess is a “layer.” A chicken bred for plumpness – large drumsticks and breast – is a “broiler.” They grow faster, reaching slaughter weight between two and three months of age. They behave and walk differently – and spend more time lying down than their layer counterparts.
The Pottenger-Pottinger reunion is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Rolling Fork Christian Church, 2630 Lyons Station Road, New Haven. Bring enough food for your family plus a little extra. Drinks and paper products will be provided. Bring interesting items, photos or belongings from early days of the fort, Walnut Hill or relatives. For more information, call Millie Pottinger Cambron at 502-549-8838 or 502-827-0519 or Pam Pottinger Howard at 502-549-3989 or 502-645-5463.