City Chickens have officially gone mainstream. If the idea of building your own coop seems expensive, daunting, and well, impossible, you can now just order one from Williams-Sonoma.
The chicken coops, which are actually chicken tractors because of their mobility, are part of the store’s new agrarian line. And there are beekeeping supplies there, too, as well as some of the flashiest trowels I have ever laid eyes on.
Well, according to an in-the-know Realtor, a recent Oak Lawn Heights sale had the buyers putting a provision in their contract for a super tall and sturdy fence to keep the neighbor’s chicken coop AND GOAT out of sight and out of mind.
“At first I was a little taken back,” said the buyer, “however, I have seen similar stories on the news and Martha Stewart about how the coops can be kept nicely and are safe (from a health standpoint). As long as there are no roosters, I was not that worried about the noise.”
But what about the goat? A city goat? Well, apparently they are a thing.
What do you think? Should we draw the line at goats, or can urban goat keeping be classy, too?