I've been wanting chickens in my yard ever since my dear friend Kara started her own backyard flock. Then my brother and his family built a coop and bought baby chickens. I feel like I'm missing out!
Here's a picture of my niece and her chickens:
The next best thing, if you love farm fresh eggs, and don't have the space for chickens, is a site called Eggzy. If you have chickens and have excess eggs, you can make your eggs available for purchase on this site. If you don't have chickens you can buy eggs from local egg farmers in your area! They could be backyard farmers or ones with a significant hen house! Just type in your zip code, or zero in on the map to find some eggs in your neighborhood!