A neighbor down the street also has chickens. --He is someone I don't actually know, but I see the chicken coop in the front side yard. Mi Madre wants to keep chickens but my Dad is completely against the idea. I think for him, the thought of predators is something that would be too sad to bear. There are certainly predators around. Last summer I saw several foxes running between the houses in my very suburban neighborhood. And of course, there are hawks that are a concern. Dad says that the neighbor lost some chickens to foxes. I have a friend that actually has a "real farm" and he has chickens. He told me this Spring foxes devastated his hen house.
|Hen located at Coop #16|
First of all, let me tell you, the tour was not overbilled. The homes are truly in established urban neighborhoods. As we drove through the neighborhoods with homes that are so beautiful they remind me of HGTV. Though the neighborhoods are defined as urban, they each had pretty substantial sized lots. Urban here doesn't mean highrises and bus stops. I think it really means very established older neighborhoods that are truly residential and not a hint of ruralness.