How to produce your own eggs

Save a bundle by raising chickens in your backyard.

>> Learn more about raising chickens in the August issue of Diablo Magazine

To purchase chicks year-round, go to Alamo Hay and Grain, 3196 Danville Blvd., Alamo, (925) 837-4994; or go March through May to Concord Feed, 228 Hookston Rd., Pleasant Hill, (925) 940-1200, or 5288 Clayton Rd., Concord, (925) 887-9200; Website:

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About Michaela Jarvis, executive editor of Diablo Magazine:
A journalist who has written and edited for a number of prestigious newspapers and magazines, Michaela started at Diablo in 2001. She has always had a passionate interest in food, has published a number of food-related personal narratives and even worked as a pantry chef at Lalime's in Berkeley. When she came to Diablo, she took on the magazine's food and wine coverage, helping to win a string of awards for the magazine's annual food issue. Since then, she has become the magazine's executive editor, while continuing to oversee coverage of the East Bay's fascinating food scene.

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