Adventures in Chickensitting


| 2/2/2009 12:19:00 PM


iChickenI'm very exciteable today. One of my colleagues, Hank Will, editor of Grit Magazine, had received an electric incubator to sample from a company.  In jest I said, "Oh, you should raise me some chickens for my townhouse!" He smiled at me very seriously and said, "Yeah, totally! You could totally raise a couple chickens in your backyard - and between two of them, you might get about 10 eggs a week."

I had never thought of raising chickens in the city - Was it legal? Would they have enough room? What do chickens eat?

These were all questions to which I was excited to find the answers. But my biggest concern was where would I put these living, breathing, winged animals?

That's when Herb Companion Editor KC Compton sent me a link about urban chicken raising. Who knew?!



Chicken Tractor Design

On the site, I found information on how to build a MOVING COOP! They call it "the chicken tractor," and you can move it around your yard so your chickens don't peck at just one spot - genius!



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