Larry Rowell
Allen Hoover holds an Isa Brown chicken as he moves quietly down the roost line, checking among the 5,000 chickens in the poultry house on his farm on South Fork Creek Road.
Working toward the golden egg

Allen Hoover might not have found the proverbial goose that laid the golden egg, but he’s hoping 5,000 chickens will lay enough eggs to provide a sound financial future for his children.
Hoover, 36, lives with his wife and seven children on South Fork Creek Road.
Construction began on the 220 foot by 50 foot barn several months ago and the chickens were delivered about two weeks ago.
The Isa Brown hens are brownish-red in color and are similar to a Rhode Island Brown, Hoover said.