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Chickening Out: A Coop in Your Backyard?


You stare blankly out at your cold bare yard, wondering how best to prepare it for the coming warmer months. (And they are coming, we promise.) What do you envision?

A new patio set or elegant gazebo? A bigger garden or a new treehouse for the kidlets?


If that thought crossed your mind, you're not alone. Millions of homeowners across the U.S. have considered turning their backyard into a bok-yard.

It's the organic choice. More and more families want to know exactly where their eggs and meat are coming from. It's economical because store bought eggs often come with big markups. And heck - it's trendy! If Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston raise chickens, really...shouldn't you?

So while we'll let the smart folks at give you all the particulars, here are some quick questions to consider before you even think of traveling down this feathery path:

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