I'm trying to think through our options here - a local friend is selling her hen house, netting for the run etc. We've talked about keeping hens for years, and the boys will certainly be keen. But we can't weigh up the pros and cons properly - maybe you kind readers could help!
Ben's really good at building things and animal care.
We have a big garden.
I'm around at home quite a lot.
The boys will help (Son 2 loves animals and Son 1 wants to earn money!)
We eat a lot of eggs and I don't like buying eggs from possibly unethical sources.
But on the other hand:
Raja likes getting through fences and could be dangerous (she's a Cocker Spaniel).
We go away a few times a year and Raja and Chanel the cat already have alternative arrangements - how do you organise chicken care?
I get quite stressed when animals are ill/hurt.
What do you think, friends?
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