What to feed backyard chickens seems to be one of those hot button topics on which everyone has differing opinions. In Part I of a two-part series, I’m taking a look at the controversy and providing advice on how to evaluate the conflicting information you may find.
- Deborah Neyens
I'm unleashing my inner farmer in suburbia, and you can, too! I'm a recovering attorney and freelance writer who lives in a fancy suburban subdivision in Iowa. It's the kind of place where everyone has lawn services and cleaning ladies. But not me! I'm steadfastly replacing my manicured lawn with raised beds and compost piles. In that great sheltered spot under the back deck (where most of my neighbors have their hot tubs), I have a chicken pen. My kitchen is always a mess because I'm constantly cooking up new ways to use my fresh produce. My neighbors think I'm crazy. But they never turn down a home-cooked meal, a bag of fresh garden veggies, or a carton of eggs.
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