What the Cluck! Raise Backyard Chickens

Backyard chickens are fun pets that provide fresh eggs, eat pests and recycle food waste. Raising chickens in the city is a cinch. Here's how.

The Java, considered the second-oldest breed of chicken developed in the United States, is calm and sociable, lays up to 150 dark brown eggs a year, and makes a great meat chicken.
Photo Courtesy American Livestock Breeds Conservancy