Urban Homestead - Chickens
Hello - I just found this board. We're wannabe urban homesteaders. We're on a tiny city lot a few minutes from downtown Dallas, TX. We've been in our house 8 years and are getting to the point where we can eat some of what we grow. We've got 7 gardens (soon we'll have 8), a really fun new vertical garden (the cube of food) and our youngest kiddo has 5 pet chickens - 3 of them laying. Dallas doesn't have a hen ordinance, but 2 of our neighbors are going bonkers over them. We're about to have to figure out a way to move them to the backyard. We have 2 dogs back there, so it's going to require some fencing to build some sort of run through the landscaping and part of the lawn.
We'd planned on adding rain barrels next, but it has to go on hold while we find a way to house the chickens out back.
Just wanted to introduce myself and find out if there are any other city dwellers doing what they can.