About this website
The story begins with my friend, Marina who one day decided she wanted to raise chickens in her little backyard in the city of Seattle. She had noticed on her morning walks that a few neighbors had them and the thought of fresh eggs became more appealing. The frustration of putting the project together seemed overwhelming, so it never got done. Where would the coop go? What kind of coop would be needed? How would it get built? Who would feed the chickens? Would the dog like the chickens?
The Seattle Tilth organization held a city chicken tour, in which many of the members of the community opened up their houses for strangers to come and visit and see their chickens. The tour was delightful, the families wonderful, the chickens clucking happily to visitors. After seeing how the many families added chickens to their life, we realized it wasn’t as difficult as we had thought. It is all a matter of doing what works for you and the family. The chickens don’t really care. They are just happy to be fed, watered and honored for their eggs.
It just takes a little research, a few nails and boards, chicken wire, feed and lots of neighbors to give the excess eggs too. And so this website was started to provide resources and assistance to those who dare…
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