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Why stop at growing your own pea shoots when you could raise your own chickens, too? This week, Apartment Therapy reports on the growing trend of housing backyard livestock in urban areas.
The article follows the lives of three city-dwelling chickens - housed early on in a wooden wine case with a heat lamp - the family that owns them, and considers benefit of having fresh, uber-local eggs just steps from your door. (On average, the chickens produce at a rate of one egg, per chicken, per day. That’s enough for a perfect, morning spring omelet.)
And, if you were wondering, (we were), having chickens in urban areas is totally legal. Now there’s really no excuse: get cracking on your own farming operation.
One Family's Story: Keeping Chickens in LA from Apartment Therapy