That’s the sound of the chickens I wish I had. I don’t know exactly why, but I’d like to get a couple of chickens. I think it would be cool to be able to go out and get my own eggs, but I’m not sure I could handle the rest of what chicken-ownership might entail. (Such as eating them at some point…)
I like the idea of them out in the yard though, and the idea of living ever-so-slightly more sustainably. (Although I suppose that I’d need a rooster too, to truly make that sustainable in the long run. I don’t think my suburban neighbors would tolerate a rooster.)
But then I see things like this fantastic chicken house from a company called Omlet (hah!) and it just makes me want them even more. I mean, how adorable is that chicken coop? Good thing it’s in the UK, and I’m not, or there’d probably be a couple of chickens pecking away in the yard right this very minute.
Maybe I’d better stick with my first attempt at gardening for now, and save chickens for a little later. Are you doing anything to try to become more self-sufficient food-wise? If so, what are your reasons for doing so?