For the past three or four years, I have harbored a secret (okay, maybe not so secret) desire to have my own flock of chickens. They could eat my dreaded slugs and bugs. I could feed them scraps from the kitchen. They could lay me eggs which I would bake into all kinds of yummy breads and cookies. They could wander the yard while I garden and cluck pleasantly. Oh, I know that it is somewhat ironic that I would have chickens in my backyard whilst not eating eggs myself. But Adam eats eggs and I cook with eggs, so its not totally weird.
I am fully considering taking the plunge this spring. But of course I have to decide soon so I can get myself some little chicks! But what kind? How much would they cost to maintain? What kind of care and cleaning am I taking about? I’ve been trying to research such things and I’m learning a lot. But is it worth it? Will I really enjoy it? Can I build a coop? Where would I put it? Will they like Clara? What would I do with them on vacations? How much work are they really??!!
What do you guys think of this cock-a-maime idea? Should I do it?