Friday, February 27, 2009

Keeping Chickens

The San Francisco Chronicle jumps on the backyard chicken bandwagon:

Once you've had a few backyard hens, Duncan said, there is no substitute for the taste of a homegrown egg and the company of quietly clucking chickens.

Duncan has found that not only does her little hen flock supply healthful pure protein from the coop, but she also saves money.

"They pay for their own food, we get our eggs for free, and there's a little money left over," she said.

I'm already up $20.85 so far this year, thanks to those egg-laying machines, the ducks. Three days this week, I got three duck eggs from two Campbell ducks. Whoa.

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