I grew up with a pet chicken and have now consistently had a laying flock for about seven years (barring a short period of hen-lessness when we sold our suburban home and moved to the country). I vividly recall trying to convince my husband that having backyard chickens in the suburbs was totally do-able – and worth doing. He was difficult to persuade, but now he might be even more pro-chicken than I am!
These four things surprised me about chicken-keeping. Do you know about them?