Buenos dias! There are two things I would like to share with you today. First, a link to magnificent pictures of golden sting rays migrating. And second, I would like to share some ideas on caring for chickens in the city, taken from the Seattle Tilth website.
Now I personally don't have chickens, primarily because I move every nine months when classes end. But as soon as I settle down, then chickens will come. In the name of bullet points, I leave you this:
- For most Seattle households, 3 chickens are allowed.
- Roosters make noise, and so do hens. Hens are quieter.
- Hens can lay about 180-320 eggs/year.
- Chickens can run around the yard, just protect them from predators!
- After the 2nd year of laying, egg production decreases.
- The chicken excrement can be used as compost.
If this interests you, find out more at the Seattle Tilth "Chicken FAQ."
Check here for more information on rules and regulations for owning animals in the City of Seattle (including bee-keeping, which is the new "in" thing).