I could legally raise chickens in my back yard. Considering that I only have 1/3 acre with house, shop, driveway, carport and patio there is not whole lot of free space in the back yard. I would have to build a coop and fence in an area that the chicks would defoliate in no time - plus the smell issue. Can't do that to my neighbors on 3 sides. I grew up on a narrow, long acre of land. When I was young it was surrounded by fields and woods. Over the years it became subdivisions. But there was enough of a buffer zone for Dad to raise chickens (ducks, quail, and guinea fowl). NOTHING better than fresh eggs. As for the birds OMG - you can actually brown the meat and the flavor is not comparable to anything you buy. I keep telling George that I want to move to the country. I want to raise chickens, a pig, lambs, and maybe even a cow with a calf. Not to mention my dream of having an organic garden to sell produce to local restaurants and a cut flower garden.
Sigh - land is so expensive in Lafayette parish and the surrounding parishes that my dream will never be fullfilled unless we win the PowerBall. Yeah - right. I can still dream.
We have friends who live in the country - like in the middle of rice fields. They raise chickens and guuinea fowl. They give us eggs. Love those fresh eggs.
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty
Living and growing in Lafayette, La.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown