I used to think I wanted a hobby farm. Hobby farms are lovely and I enjoy visiting them. But I came to the realization some years ago that I will support local farms without becoming one.
How is it that we have chickens, then?
Chickens are to farming what going to a nature preserve is to hiking the Grand Canyon.
Let me tell you how we do it and you can decide if it’s something that would work for you.
First, we only have up to 4 at a time. When they’re laying, we get one egg per day from each chicken…and we don’t need more eggs than that. As it is, we often have enough to share with our very gracious neighbors.