Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer-and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs kwn as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.
Established in 1999, Back YardChickens has become the No. 1 destination for peeps looking for information on raising chickens in any urban, suburban, or rural backyard. The site boasts a very active community forum, and section on raising chickens and over 450 coop designs posted on-line.