So we've got our eye on a real house with land -- hard to find here in the Bay Area. But the city it's in allows chickens, which would be GREAT to have along with a standard French Intensive raised bed veggie garden and a permacultured orchard/herb garden. We use as much fuel to ship our food as to drive around as private citizens, and battery cages are frankly evil. So that's ecological, health, and ethical reasons to keep two or three chickens to provide eggs, compost, occasional meat and pets.
Who else raises chickens? I've been poking around and would like to discuss feed, coops, runs, tractors, etc.
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