When we moved to
I admit that I'm a city girl at heart. Raising chickens would be a serious commitment, but I was willing to thoroughly educate myself. After doing the research, I realized I wasn't quite ready for the urban chicken experience. We have some serious predators - raccoons, red-tailed hawks, and coyotes - where we live so our chicken coop would have to be secured like
This doesn't mean I've given up! Having backyard chickens seems like a great opportunity to teach kids all kinds of lessons, like responsibility and animal behavior. Chickens are also a great addition to your composting efforts. They can eat things like vegetable and fruit peels and their droppings are great for your compost bin. It's also the ultimate way to assure you know exactly where your food comes from and how it was raised.My husband can't handle the responsibility of an independent cat right now so I'm not pushing for chickens anymore. But when the time is right, I will be well prepared. If you are curious about raising chickens in the city, there are plenty of online resources to point you in the right direction. If you have chickens please share your experience in the comments!