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Egg-cellent: Seattle Among Best Places For Urban Chicken Coops

Depending on where you live in Seattle, I might not need to tell you that we're considering an egg-cellent place to have an urban chicken coop. Redfin put out the list of The Top Five Cities to Be a Chicken and Seattle came in at No. 5 (Portland, not surprisingly, is No. 1).

"Seattleites are foodies and conscious about what they put into their bodies. A lot of people have created urban farms on their property; they grow organic vegetables in their garden and raise chickens in their backyard. You'd be surprised by how many homes for sale have coops. Sometimes they're the front-and-center focal point of a yard, and sometimes they're unobtrusive, covered by trees and bushes," said Bree Al-Rashid, a Redfin real estate agent in Seattle.

If you've been itching to get into the urban chicken farming game, you might want to check out this 3-BR in West Seattle. The 1914 West Seattle Craftsman not only maintains a lot of that original charm but also comes with raised beds and a chicken coop ready to go. It might make a good starter home, garden & chicken coop experience all in one.

And if you still have no idea what you're doing, good news, this weekend is the Seattle Tilth's Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour. Check out some of the best and most unique urban farms across Seattle. After that, order some Rhode Island Reds and get to it.

· The Top Five Cities to Be a Chicken [Redfin]
· 3842 23rd Ave SW [Redfin]
· Seattle Tilth's Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour set for Saturday [MyBallard]