You heard it right….country hens all over the world are packing up and moving to the city chasing their wild dreams of living the trendy city lifestyle.
There is now an increasing number of city folk keeping chickens in their garden. Raising chickens in towns and cities is easier than ever. If you have a garden (read our section on how much space you need here) then you too can experience the wonderful pleasures that come with keeping chickens. Just imagine the delight of a freshly laid egg in the morning, poached and served on a piece of buttered toast.
Jane Watkins' wonderful two Pekin Bantam hens perched on the bench in the back garden
Everything you need to know about keeping chickens in your back garden is in this guide, from choosing your chickens and getting started with the right coop, to hatching your own little chicks, chicken health, and the most delicious egg recipes around!