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Why I want backyard chickens

Why I want backyard chickens

From the freshest possible eggs to rich compost to pets with personality, keeping backyard chickens would be a fun and educational foray in urban agriculture. I have wanted to get backyard chickens for years. It seems like the logical next step toward getting as close as possible to the source of my family’s food, and it would satisfy my children’s longing for a real, live pet. The only problem is convincing the local town council that urban chickens are a good idea; but now the time has come. Council will vote on the matter soon, and I’ve been asked to share a few thoughts on why this is important. Eggs You can’t beat eggs straight from the coop. These are as fresh as they get, sometimes still warm when you collect them. They have not lingered on a refrigerated shelf, which means they pack a nutritional punch that puts factory-farmed eggs to shame. There’s an estimated 2/...

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