A chicken in every lot? It's unlikely to come to that, but with the current financial woes facing us, people are looking to do more for themselves.
More and more backyard gardens are springing up. There's nothing better to help people start making more nutritious and sustainable food choices than growing at least a little of their own food.
When people want to become smarter and more self-reliant in this way, government should help by removing obstacles. Certainly, the backyard flock will be different inside the city limits than at our farm in Marvel, or our daughter's in Breen, but a little common sense can make it work in Durango.
Even at $5 a dozen, local eggs are a very good buy and help cover the real costs of the farmer, but why not allow those city dwellers willing to put forth the effort, to raise their own? Oh, and what to feed them - remember last summer's grass-hoppers?
Jim Dyer, Marvel