In 2008, the City of Fort Collins (my home for the past 24 years) passed an ordinance that allowed backyard chickens. Oh sure, there were a few older neighborhoods that had been grandfathered in as ‘agricultural zones’ (meaning they could raise and keep livestock), but the majority of the city fell outside of this designation. […]
Chickens: What is the Deal with Dust Baths?
Owning chickens is a simple pleasure in life. Living in an urban setting with chickens just seems normal for this farmer’s-daughter-turned-urbanite. For all practical matters, the chickens don’t mind where they live, just as long as they have food, water, predator-proof shelter, and an area to take dust baths. What? You haven’t heard of dust […]