A study came out recently by the USDA stating that more than one per cent of all American households have started raising chickens. Now one per cent may not seem like a lot compared to the other 99 per cent that are not raising chickens, but that is still a lot of homes.
In fact, the USDA goes on to say that by 2019, urban chicken flocks will increase by more than 400 per cent. That’s a big bandwagon that everyone seems to be jumping on . . . myself included.
So you think you want backyard chickens. I’m with you on this one. I love my girls . . . but there are a lot of things that you need to know before you decide that becoming a chicken parent is the right choice for you.