A few weeks ago, I trekked up to Dillsburg for a presentation on raising backyard poultry. As part of National Library Week, 4-H educator Mary Jo Kraft detailed what breeds, feeds and housing structures someone would need to raise a few hens. And judging by the audience reaction, it’s not just a few people who are interested in the idea.
While homeowners’ ordinances and municipal zoning laws can sometimes throw a wrench in even the best-laid plans, plenty of local families and residents are adapting “homesteading” to fit into their backyards.
Do you have a pair of hens in your backyard? Have you considered, or are you considering the option? I’d love to chat about what went into your decision (whether you went forward with the plans or not) and any obstacles you encountered. Leave a comment here, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a ring at 771-2090.
Can’t wait to hear from you!