Raising chickens is a wonderful family activity and an excellent opportunity to teach children that their food doesn't grow on a grocery store shelf. It’s important that kids have a connection to their food (preferably healthy food) and understand the farm-to-plate chain. Raise your own chickens organically, free of hormones and antibiotics, and let them enjoy a grassy backyard instead of the terrible conditions so unfortunately common in factory farm chickens.
Who knew chicken coops could be so expensive! Or that there were so many choices? Thanks to Craigslist we found a great coop that just needed some TLC....
Why are my chickens digging holes in the garden bed? What is a dust bath? What does Rocky have to do with any of that? Read our blog!
change the law
We won the petition to overturn our city's anti-chicken ordinances! We documented the entire process. What worked, tips and tricks, and the resources to help on the journey.
We started with six chickens...
Learn from our mistakes (and our awful, stupid, darling dog) on how not to introduce your chickens and dogs.
bringing home the chickens
Once we'd equipped ourselves with the basic chicken equipment (feeder, water bucket and chicken coop) and it was time to find our chickens!