Urban Chicken Farming
In the past year we've taken in 5 chickens (the girls as well call them) that supply us with more than a dozen eggs a week, loads of nutrient rich manure for organic composting in our yard, and lot's of laughs. They're actually quite easy to take care of. Of course, we're still working out once happens when they're too old to continue producing eggs. Once we got chickens we started discovering chickens all over the place here in Oakland, from nearby neighbors to friends.
A great article appeared in Newsweek this week "The Craze for Urban Chicken Farming"
Some great online sites about chicken farming (at least among my favorites) include: