With planning and care, you can raise chickens on even the smallest urban plots.
Besides egg and meat production, many gardeners and farmers value chickens for the help they provide -- chickens make short work of weed sprouts and insects on any land they range. Hand-raised chickens are also good pets.
Keeping urban chickens is easier than ever before, with many companies offering a variety of all-in-one chicken coops.
The "chicken tractor", a mobile coop and enclosure, keeps chickens safe and confined while periodically allowing them new areas to range. The "tractor" leaves tilled soil behind it -- the chickens scratch and turn the soil and enrich it with their droppings.
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