By Kim Lemmon
My sister, Kelly Hahn, and her family live in the rolling hills near Mohican on 23 acres of mostly woods. Not only is their house bordering a thick wooded area, but for 6 to 8 months of the year, Kelly takes at least twice daily drives in her ATV or walks through the thick woods to care for her pasture raised poultry.
It is typical for the Hahns to have 1,000 chickens of varying degrees of growth scattered in moveable pens in flat pastures at the top of wooded hills and at the bottom of small valleys. They also manage pasture-raised turkeys and have laying hens and a few hogs on hand as well.
Whenever we have family parties at Kelly’s house, the extended family takes walks with Kelly and her husband through the wooded paths and up the hills to take a look at her chickens. Some of us do some huffing and puffing as we drag our bodies up the hills and some only visit the lower pastures. As for me, I like the small hikes but I keep a wary eye on the woods in search of Bigfoot.
I’ve never mentioned Bigfoot to my sister because I’m sure she doesn’t believe in it but I’m certain that if I was making lonely trips through those wooded paths multiple times a day, my imagination would run wild. You know there have to be deer, wild turkey, raccoons and coyotes, so really what is so far fetched about Bigfoot? My motto would be shoot first and ask questions later. I would always be packing heat!
My sister works hard but she enjoys her life of hard work caring for her family and their poultry operation. As for me, I think I’ll keep an eye on the Ohio Bigfoot sightings listed by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization before the next party at her house. No need to take any unnecessary chances, especially at twilight and dawn!
To find out more about my sister’s pasture-raised poultry, visit