Before you jump on the urban chicken trend, check out this workshop from Peterson Garden Project to make sure you're ready for your own flock.

Experts will explain what you need to know about housing your hens, caring for them and choosing which breed is right for you. It goes without saying, roosters are not popular with the neighbors.

Peterson Garden Project is a non-profit organization committed to helping people learn how to grow their own food. PGP operates a number of community gardens on Chicago's North Side, with the mission of making urban gardening the norm, not the exception.

There's no fee for this workshop, but registration is required.