Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Chicks in the city
It sounds like a movie title doesn't it :)? I have been getting some emails from my wonderful online friend Fox. She has been sending me pictures of her chickens. I have always wanted chickens. I have had names picked out for them since Jeff and I were first married. That makes me laugh typing that! I had names for my kids picked out, and names for my chickens. lol! Two of the chicken names I wanted were Nadine and Imogene. They sound like chicken names don't they? I always wanted chickens for laying, not chickens for eating. There is no way I could eat Nadine Noodle Soup. It would just be wrong. Since we moved from the country to the suburbs, I have pretty much tossed out the idea of ever having chickens...until recently. I read that many people are raising chickens in city limits. They have just a few, maybe three of four, just for eggs, and they are like pets. It is not illegal, unless you have a rooster that causes trouble with the noise. You don't need a rooster to get eggs. I live in a subdivision, but I am on the outskirts of it near a rural road. I started reading how to raise chickens in the city. It actually is possible. I haven't breathed a word of this to Jeff. He would probably think I was completely crazy. So Honey, if you read this, just think of how cool it would be to get free eggs anytime we want, instead of having to buy those $3.75 a dozen organic free range ones :).