As the ranks of backyard chicken enthusiasts grows across North America, municipalities are wrestling with ways to keep it safe and legal.
It takes 21 days for chickens to hatch, so put your fertilized eggs in the incubator on December 11. Come New Year's Day, you should have newly-hatched chicks.
The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.