Hi there, we’re the Gerigs!
In the fall of 2020, we had the opportunity of a lifetime to buy this small but mighty chicken business, and after much thought and prayer, we decided to take the leap! Life has been a whirlwind ever since, but we are loving every minute. In late October, we took a caravan of trailers to northern Wisconsin to spend the weekend loading up and moving ALL of Northwoods Poultry to our one-acre farm in southwest Ohio. I don’t think we’ve ever been so tired!
I, Lauren, am the visionary and crazy chicken lady behind the business. My animal obsession began as a young child and never really went away. Though I didn’t grow up on a farm, I still made my many ideas and projects happen in my childhood years through the help of many friends in our community. I’m a 4-H and FFA alum, and went on the get my bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication from Ohio State. Since becoming a wife and mom, I’ve been focused on homesteading, gardening and of course, chickens! We love our crazy little farmette life!
Cody, my husband, is my hard-working tech support guy! He builds coops and works on the endless projects that have been involved in starting up a small hatchery, has built our beautiful new website, and in general has kept me focused and sane through all the endless decisions! He has caught the chicken bug too, and absolutely loves to be outside doing projects and working with the birds. We are anxiously awaiting the day when he can be home with us on the farm full-time!
We have two (soon to be three) helpful little farmhands here at Northwoods Poultry. Jenna is our self-proclaimed Silkie expert, and loves to help with just about any project we will let her. Boone is our chief egg collector and construction helper. Baby #3 will be joining us in the Summer of 2021.