Thanks to the localvore movement, and the recession, there has been an explosion of interest in keeping chickens. As I’ve written before, it was once the norm for Americans to keep at least a few chickens. They are easy to care for, and the eggs they provide will make anyone with tastebuds swear off the industrial chicken-factory supermarket variety forever.
This surge in interest in keeping chickens has caused many municipalities to relax or suspend foolish regulations prohibiting residents from having chickens.
I would love to see more and more Americans become more self reliant, and become more responsible eaters. Keeping a few chickens is a good way to start.
For those of y’all doing so already, and for those of y’all just thinking about it, this website is a great resource. www.backyardchickens.com