we have, in the past, entertained the idea of keeping chickens. it truly was a mere mention of the thought of how wonderful it would be to have fresh eggs daily. fresh, clean eggs steps from our backdoor! who wouldn't want that? i myself have thought more and more about it recently while looking into ways for us to become more self-sustaining and the decision has been made! after reading this post i think i can speak for both casey and i when i say, it is not for us. at least not yet. maybe when we are fifty or if we lived on a farm and all we did all day was harvest and shovel manure and brush the horses out;) i wish i could be more willing, and i give full props to those who do it, but the truth of the matter is i can barely keep it together now. so i am sorry to say i don't think farm fresh eggs, from our very own coup, will be happening in the near future.