Hope your landlord gives in!!! Chickens are great. We live in an older subdivision, that allows chickens. Our neighbors have chickens. I hatched mine out and I love them. So far at 10 weeks the Roo doesn't even crow. I know he knows how. That is great for the neighborhood. I just love fresh eggs too.
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