Oh my are the chickens everywhere in East Austin! I would wake up in the morning to their chuckles. It seems Austin has embraced the backyard chicken and celebrates it with the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in early April.
The benefits of chickens:
- great addition to your garden ecosystem
- local protein
- no need to worry about the humanity of the source of your food
- helpful composters
- pest control, they love to eat bugs
- they’ll eat your left over fruits and veggies
Luckily it seems you don’t need a rooster, which neighbors will be happy about. For more info, take a look at UrbanChickens.org.