Re: Backyard Chickens Dumped at Shelters
Posted by **maclen909** on Jul 8, 2013 at 8:53:32 AM:
In Reply to: Re: Backyard Chickens Dumped at Shelters posted by **maclen909** on Jul 7, 2013 at 4:54:59 PM:
**Recommended reading for anyone considering raising chickens in urban settings
*Never had much of a problem with ours. Though their life span was usually shorter than their laying production due to the possums, coyotes, foxes, snakes, rats and even the odd neighborhood cat or dog... And it's not cheap (pun intended). I would imagine if you have a number of chickens, the cost of feed alone would outweigh any benefits to buying eggs at the store. Then of course there are the unwanted pests you will attract by having the chickens, the eggs and the feed around. If you live in the country and have the space to have enough chickens to make it worth the effort, cool. Just seems like living in a subdivision is the wrong environment in so many ways.
Also it will be interesting to see the eventual fallout from this regarding wildlife. By bringing chickens into urban areas it will eventually start to attract unwanted wildlife such as foxes and coyotes and other "varmints" which will in turn start killing off not only chickens but other pets as well. Which will probably lead to an outcry that they need to be destroyed, disregarding the fact that they are cutting a link in the food chain.
- Re: Backyard Chickens Dumped at Shelters - **Hippie J** - Jul 10, 2013 at 5:21:56 PM
- Re: Backyard Chickens Dumped at Shelters - **bon bon** - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:00:19 AM
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