Over the last five years I've learned a few things about keeping chickens in the back yard. And while, for the most part, chickens are really fun and the positives far outweigh the negatives, it's not all roses. No, they are not noisy. No they don't stink. But there are a few lessons we have learned about the urban homestead's favorite creature feature:
One more thing: Chickens can destroy a garden, so you must come up with defense strategies.