Summer in the Upper Valley brings myriad opportunities for outdoor entertainment. Farmers markets come back into full swing. Concerts are performed on town greens and gazebos. Craft shows pop up. County fairs and community carnivals come and go.
Ever look out at your backyard and think it would feel more complete with a few chickens? If so, you are not alone. The movement toward micro-scale animal husbandry has been growing for more than 10 years, and small flocks of hens have defined the trend.