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(Mother Nature Network)   If you're not sure if you're ready for the commitment of raising your own urban backyard chickens, you could always rent some trial chickens first. "A lot of people are scared to get into chickens"   ( divider line
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2013-09-07 10:00:55 AM  
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This as a great idea!
and the article is pretty clear why...
"there's currently an urban chicken abandonment epidemic sweeping our poultry-loving nation as more and more "stupid foodies" and "hipster farmers" are bidding adieu to their broods after discovering that keeping chickens is, well hard work..."

Any animal is a commitment kids.  Does your vet know anything about chickens? If not, do you where there is one that does? Never mind winter shelter, and do you have the stones to kill & eat that chicken when it stops laying, or are prepared to care for it for YEARS after.  And about a dozen other things...
Understand what you are getting into, before you get into it hipster farmer.
2013-09-07 02:52:15 AM  
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Chicken sh*t stinks to high heaven, and if I have to listen to your rooster crowing fifteen times in a row at three o'clock in the morning, there will be gunplay.
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