July 13, 2006
Urban Chicken House
Okay, so they're not exactly the rustic country hen-house I dream of, but for a city farmer with limited space, these Eglu chicken houses are pretty darn cute. They come with a fox-proof run that attaches onto the front, and I'm thinking it would work pretty well as a chicken tractor. Not exactly sustainable being made out of plastic, though, and would the chickens actually have enough room in something that looks like an iMac monitor?
Vancouver has a bylaw against livestock, but I've heard of people keeping them on the sly (the people across the alley from us even found a young chicken in their front yard last year, so someone in the neighborhood is doing it!). If we didn't have such an "inquisitive", law-abiding (but very sweet) neighbor next door, I might be tempted to sneak a few hens in. I guess I'll just have to wait until we buy our acreage (or until we build a bigger fence).