The Secret Life of Poultry: Austin’s Chicken Composting Program

The Secret Life of Poultry: Austin’s Chicken Composting Program
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Getting into chickens, especially for people without any experience with poultry, can be incredibly difficult. The care, time involved, housing needs, health needs, benefits, and safety of keeping chickens can quickly become overwhelming. Even to a seasoned poultry owner, there are things I’m learning constantly in the ever-evolving care of our feathered friends. To make the transition smoother, the city of Austin, Texas, has created a fairly unique program. In an overall effort to reduce city-wide waste output per household, the local government came together to create the City of Austin Home Composting Rebate Program, a facet of which includes encouraging people to keep chickens. Ducks and other fowl are included in the initiative. Pictured: Blue Ancona Duck The overall goal of the City of Austin Home Composting Rebate Program is to eventually bring waste down to zero. According to the Austin government,

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