So my husband is always telling me that I always do things before they become trendy. Of course, only the really cool trendy things. Guess what? You are all part of what seems to be the next cool trendy thing . . . raising poultry! But, hey, you knew that already. Someone recently posted here that they thought raising chickens was becoming more popular, so I was thinking about that yesterday and then I saw . . . . . . . an article about raising chickens is Horticulture (!) magazine. I don't know about you, but I consider Horti-mag (as I call it) to be pretty prim and proper plant . . . uh . . . plantography. Anyway, imagine my surprise to see an article recommending chicken husbandry. Not only that, but there was a brief tidbit about how ducks are even better garden buddies. Which, I have to laugh over, because it isn't necessarily true. If you have a small yard, ducks can do just as much damage as a free-ranging chicken. I only have two complaints about the article: 1. The author mentions cleaning the coop with a mask. Um, ok. Am I alone in non-compliance on that one? 2. NO MENTION OF THE BYC FORUM. This author is definitely not kickin' it with the cool kids.