West Coast, Sonoma County, CA is known for rolling hillsides dotted with dairy cows, vineyards, wine, a beautiful coastline, stinky cheese, craft beers, historical droughts and so.much.more! Famous folks like Charles M. Schultz, Peanuts comics, Jack London, Guy Fieri and Charlie Musselwhite have roots here. And, Dawn and her chickens reside in Petaluma, CA - the former egg capitol of the world and home of the annual Butter and Eggs Day parade each April.
Below you'll find a little bit of info on where we call home and Treats for Chickens stomping grounds.
Sample of Sonoma County
Petaluma, The Egg Capital of the World
Well, it was. Petaluma was branded The World’s Egg Basket during the first half of the 20th century when it was arguably the center of California’s poultry industry. Dawn's Granny grew up on the family’s 100+ acre pastured egg farm during Petaluma’s boom. Peaking in the mid 1940s, the regions poultry ranches produced over 600 million eggs annually. With the climate and proximity to river and rail links into San Francisco and beyond, the industry developed and became a stable incubator for chicken eggs. With most "booms" there's an enivetable bust and in the ‘60s, the egg industry moved east.
Treats for Chickens hatched in 2009 in West Petaluma, California. It's current located is Cotati, California.
Petaluma's Butter & Eggs Day Parade
In celebration of Petaluma’s egg-centric past, each April, folks from all over the San Francisco Bay Area flock to the streets of Petaluma to join in celebrating the rich history of Petaluma's egg and poultry heritage.
Tired of being coop'd up?
Here are a couple of our favorite places in Sonoma County.
Note, the team at Treats for Chickens recommend the places below and are not affilated, connected, or paid for sharing them with you.
Visit Sonoma County's Gems
WHEN VISITING SONOMA COUNTY, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR OUR HUGE TURKEY FLOCKS!
And if you have your own Turkeys, we have treats for them.