Raising backyard chickens has many advantages and can be a great addition for your family and home. However, be sure to check into and consider a few things before getting started. Andy Larson, small farms specialist and Homegrown Lifestyle coordinator, talks about raising backyard chickens, including what you need, what you need to do, and…
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In an effort to encourage local food security, the City of Vancouver is one of the first in Canada to allow backyard hens. Grant Hardy has a “clucking” good time visiting a family that jumped at the opportunity to have their own urban chicken coop.
How would you like to step outside your door and get fresh eggs for your breakfast every morning? You can, if you’re raising chickens in your own backyard. Garden master Jim Duthie gives us a glimpse of what’s involved. And while it can be fun and egg-citing, it does take some preparation and commitment.
We have the coop in the fenced garden area. I also created a paddock system in the garden to protect the tender vegetables as they grow. They will get moved around to scratch out and eat the weeds. But, for the most part, the coop is working out better than expected!