Urban Chickens: The Big Drop

A Portland urban chickenist, Melissa Falcon, has written an article for this week’s Portland Phoenix on raising her set of 6 citified chickens (Eudora, Clara, Katherine, Flannery, Bird and Coco Chanel) and the highly anticipated start of egg laying later this month.

Already collecting recipes for custards and frittatas, I am having trouble curbing my enthusiasm. With the support of other chicken fanatics awaiting their own first eggs, we are counting the days, passing the time blogging on MyPetChicken.com site and tuning in to backyard Webcasts from an urban coop near Boston (on hencam.com). But nothing can prepare us, really, for the moment, that collective squawk, that will announce “The Big Egg Drop.”