What to consider before getting chickens

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In Utah it’s generally accepted “that which isn’t prohibited is lawful”. Unfortunately roosters are generally prohibited in Residential zones. Layton’s ordinance allows for hens (and only hens), though “dependent young” are usually seen as exempt from the regulation — until they start to crow. So, ix-nay on the oosters-ray, per ordinance. Your laws may vary.…

Salmonella Infected Eggs Caused by Large Egg Farms?

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NOTE: Infected eggs are in the news as we send this message. This once again demonstrates our contention that industrial farms are riskier than small farms. That’s one reason we work so hard to protect small farms from federal regulations that industrial farms can afford, but small farms cannot. Speaking of which . . .…