Raising Chickens in the City (Video)
As long as there’s enough yard space for them to roam and enough room for a comfy coops, chickens can feel right at home in your family’s backyard. You can always raise them yourself for the entertainment and the fresh eggs, but there’s something to be said for the responsibility it can teach your children. With even a handful of hens, you and your kids can be taught how to raise these poultry well, how to protect them, how to feed them, and how to play with them.
Chickens take a little work. But by making it a family task from the comfort of your backyard, the work can turn into lessons, and the chickens will feel more like family pets than a chore to tackle.
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