When I moved to New Milford in January and I was driving around looking for land to use, I came across a common misconception. That was that “chicken farms stink”. There were a number of people who thought that chicken farm are gross, smelly, muddy, messy, where nothing else can survive due to the chickens unhealthy ways.
I also came across the thought that you can smell them from a mile away, and even further in hot weather with the right wind. That’s true of industrial chicken farms where broiler chickens are kept in large barns by the tens, if not hundreds of thousands with NO access to the outdoors.
My chickens however, are neat, clean, and good for the environment. You don’t have to take my word for it though. I took a bunch of pictures to help illustrate.