ST. PAUL, Minn - Does your neighbor have backyard chickens? You might be surprised how many people are harvesting their own eggs. It gives a new definition to fresh eggs.
Many cities and towns continue to toggle over if they want to allow backyard chickens or not, the trend is that many are choosing to let people practice urban farming.
St. Paul always has allowed backyard chicken coops and at the Eggplant Urban Farm Supply one day old chicks that start to arrive at the end of February are a huge seller.
I asked many questions from the economics of it, to the type of chickens you buy, to how long they live and how many eggs you can expect.
They offer classes to get started and here is a link to their class schedule if you want to get started.
Here is more info from the U of M about getting started.