My next door neighbors decided to keep some chickens this spring. I was figuring 4 or 6 - it's family of four. The guy is clueless on the most basic home repair stuff and the gal is hyper-green (she's a chemist (Yay!) from Romania) and does not have even the most instinctual ability to garden. Whatever, I like them.
On Wednesday I borrowed an egg from them and the guy told me they had their chickens in the basement. I was thinking 4-8 pullets, no biggie. Imagine my surprise when I learned that they have 24-28 pullets in the basement awaiting coop construction.
Yes, they have not even fenced in a section for the clucks.
Mr. Snaps learned this info while shooting the breeze. When the guy was asked how he was going to fox-proof his set-up, he apparently was unaware that foxes and coons dig. Plus we have hawks!
I expect I will be asked to take some of the clucks along about June when the home economics of (chicken feed/egg consumption * work) become more apparent. :D