This Is The Year
On our recent visit to England we had the pleasure of staying at a wonderful B & B in the lovely town of Lymington. The owners, Shelagh and Peter were perfect hosts, which made this B & B special in many ways, not the least being that they served delicious English style breakfasts using eggs gathered from their own backyard chickens. In fact, we had the pleasure of interacting with these chickens every morning and evening, and they were quite the entertaining companions! It made me think how often I’ve mulled over the idea of raising my own backyard chickens, but haven’t quite worked up the courage to yet. I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to wanting to keep chickens, but yet intimidated by what might be involved. Believe it or not, there are support groups out there for would be chicken keepers to help them learn the basics of raising chickens, how to build coops, and contact suppliers to get started. And why not, there are support groups for just about everything else you can think of. It’s looking like this will be the year I become the proud owner of backyard chickens.