My friend Leah just called me about a recent article in The New York Times Magazine "The Femivore's Dilemma". Definitely worth a read and in my case a bit of a laugh. Backyard chicken farming is (according to the article) transforming the definition of homemaker. There is something to be said for that. As a former working woman who found great satisfaction in her career the transition to staying home with my daughter has definitely tested my sense of self. Success is no longer measured by boardroom presentation skills but by nap time preparations and potty training.
I've found great satisfaction with my chicken coop and love being home with my daughter. But I don't disagree with the author's closing --we backyard chicken farmers need to be careful not to put all of our eggs in one basket.