Chickens are something I have wanted for a really long time, my dream since I was little wanting animals and raising them on a farm. Not quite realistic in all my choice animals, but my heart has definitely been leaning towards urban homesteading as an adult.
Five years ago Joel and I ordered four laying hens, after we started to convert the shed into a coop, our neighbour threw a fit and called a town council member. He was very sure he would not be living next door to chickens, being new neighbours and ‘chickens’ ourselves, we cancelled our order and gave into his demands. Since that time our town has passed a by law stating that home owners in-town, with 1 acre of land may have up to 10 laying hens. It has been valid for a few years now, so we thought let’s try again and see how it goes.
Last weekend Joel ordered four laying hens which we will pick up on June 22nd! I am so excited, and pinning up a storm of ‘dream’ coops and info on chickens. I mean our shed will not be as fancy as some of the glamorous chicken coops pinned on there, but it doesn’t hurt to dream!
I thought I would give you a glance at some of the pins I have found and let you see the fun I am having in my Pinterest dream world! Have you ever had chickens? Lived next door to a family that has? I really don’t know much but I am very excited to start this new adventure… shh don’t tell our neighbour though! Ha.