― This post is written by contributing author Deborah Jean. ∙ If you ever dreamed of having a farm or your own, keeping a small flock of backyard chickens will make you feel like the farmgirl/guy you are! ∙ When we first began keeping our small flock of backyard chickens 6 years ago, we got some funny looks (and questions) from our neighbors and friends: ∙ Chickens? Really? ∙ Why would you want chickens? ∙ Why not just buy your eggs at the store like everyone [...].