It’s not that uncommon to hear about people keeping chickens. It just means you save money on your weekly shopping, right? It takes a lot to care for chickens. After all, they’re not exactly your standard house pet.
If you’ve been at ODE for any amount of time you’ve probably heard talk about the chickens. Behind the Judson building, someone keeps chickens in their backyard. You can clearly see them from a room on the third floor affectionately called “Elizabeth Yorks room”. There are even binoculars laying around for the specific purpose of viewing our feathered companions. But this raises a question: How does one keep chickens? It’s not as simple as keeping a cat as a pet. Many factors go into it. Things like housing, food, maintenance, and your county’s legal requirements.
Let’s start with housing. The price of a chicken a day old is 3 to 5 dollars and for rare breeds, it’s 50 dollars. Not that expensive to buy one. It can potentially start a business. A chicken coop can cost up to 500 dollars. That is the only thing that is expensive in raising chickens. On the bright side, u can always make your own coop.
Chickens can live up to 16 years; a pretty long time. So for the price that it cost for 16 years is actually pretty cheap. The chickens are old but not exactly dead yet. They can be great for business and maintain themselves for so long.
You are not allowed to have 50 chickens and must keep them 150 feet from any dwelling here you can have chickens in oak park, Chicago, or Cicero. That is why we see chickens across from us. Lailas grandma also owns chickens
In conclusion, Its very cheap to have chickens and to keep them or such a long time. Most likely they are alive.