Many suburban and city neighborhoods have voted to allow residents to keep a few chickens in the backyard. Are there quiet chickens that won’t disturb the neighbors? This was a recent question posed to me by a resident trying to get her town to allow chicken keeping. Generally speaking, I don’t find chickens noisy.
Backyard chicken eggs are different than store bought. Here are 5 things that make them better, and 2 things that might be considered bad.
We had laying hens for a bit before I wondered if it was possible to raise meat chickens and be more self-reliant, even though we live in the city. We experimented by raising a small batch of Cornish Cross. That first batch definitely had its good points and its bad points. All in all I […]
With people’s desire to eat local and know where their food is coming from, farms are popping up all over. Not all towns are supportive of this movement. Kathy Mormino (The Chicken Chick) is making headlines in her battle to keep chickens on her urban property. I foresee this just being the beginning.
If you have backyard chickens are you at risk for the Avian Flu (the answer is no, but here is why!)?
Everybody wonders what their backyard eggs will cost them. While it is true that backyard eggs are more expensive than factory farmed store eggs; the nutritional value (and taste) makes it worth it! Let’s take a look at exactly what it costs to raise a chicken in your backyard.