Sunday, April 12, 2009
No, no, thank YOU for keeping it funky
The funky chicken coop tour was great! We saw many backyard coops. These are people who live in city neighborhoods, on regular small city lots. They have coops in the backyard and a few chickens running around as pets. It was all very doable and made us long for some chicken pets of our own! They get some eggs, but mostly have them for the manure for the compost heap and the entertainment of them.
We ran into some friends at one house and they let us come see their coop too (not on the tour). It was really fun to have the chickens running around our feet and watch the young son catch them each in turn to tell us their name and breed and let us pet them (the feathers were really soft and silky!). Just so you know, they were not noisy (no roosters) and not stinky (clean up after them, a little like having a dog, but also change the nesting material) - it seemed a very reasonable amount of upkeep.
I'd love to tell you all about our Easter but it will have to wait until after I pack for our trip. I'll be gone through the end of next week, but I hope to pop in and out with some occasional posts during that time. Happy trails!