Just one of many creative and attractive coops that backyard hen keepers like to make. Image by lord marmalade via FlickrThe article makes the argument that eggs are cheaper in the store than keeping hens. So what?
A local LOVESalem correspondent went on the Portland Tour de Coops this year. She not only had a wonderful time introducing her five-year-old chaperone to chickens (he was smitten), she also saw how important the hens were to making the tour locations more sustainable -- and better prepared for emergencies.