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St. John pastor cares for a flock of a different species

  • Pastor Tim Sims of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester.

    Pastor Tim Sims of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester.
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By Gwendy Garner
Contributing writer
updated: 4/19/2019 10:31 AM

Pastor Tim Sims of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester is a man of many interests.

On Wednesday, April 10 he was the guest speaker at the Chester Rotary, a club of which he is also a member. He had the full attention of those in attendance as he talked about a relatively new hobby that he and his family are enjoying, that of raising chickens in their own backyard!

Pastor Sims stated that last year the second grade class at St. John Lutheran School hatched eggs in their classroom. He and his family adopted four of the chickens. Over the past year the family still has three of those chickens, after one died in an unfortunate circumstance.

The Sims family enjoys plenty of eggs from these three chickens and according to Pastor Sims, "It's great to know just where your food is coming from!"

He also stressed that, because of adding flax to the chicken feed, heart healthy Omega 3 egg yolks are provided for his family.

Pastor Sims stated that he believes chickens have an elaborate communication system, communicating with one another through their many sounds and behaviors.

The Sims family lives just outside the city limits of Chester.