The kids and I have decided that we would like to raise a few chickens. The catch here is that we have encountered resistance from the spousal unit. Mama doesn’t want any chickens in the backyard. A decision to populate the backyard with the common yard bird (especially since she would be responsible for a lot of the care) just doesn’t fly without 100% family participation.
We raised chickens when I was a kid, and as far as I remember, it was a lot of fun. Seems like it would be fun to have a couple of hens in the backyard laying the occasional egg. Here’s where I thought I could close the deal. Chicken coops have come a long way baby. Check out the slick digs for the hens. How could my wife and her impeccable sense of style say no to this?
I am looking for help from the peanut gallery here. Has anyone raised chickens? Pros and Cons?
Here are some groovy coops. Don’t tell me that you aren’t impressed.