Great issue and one of the articles on backyard chickens really got me thinking. When I was a kid my bedroom window over-looked

the neighbor's chicken coop. I remember that the only things that would disturb his chickens were feral cats, stray dogs, snakes,

opossums, raccoons, skunks, foxes, rats, weasels, mink, and a variety of raptors. They just recently okayed backyard chickens in

our city. I think I'll go back and read that article again.