I'm definitely more of a city girl than a country lass.
But I was won over when I went to the new Coram's Fields chicken coop as part of my work experience for the Camden New Journal this week.
Whilst reporting on the new chicken coop in the children's park, near Russell Square, I got the opportunity to hold and play with an entire coop of beautiful feathered fowl!
I was a little bit shy about holding the chickens, but apparently the trick is to hold them close, and put your arm over their wings, so they don't flap about and hurt themselves.
Coram's Fields is a really lovely park, I discovered, and the children who use the park will now be able to learn about animals up-close. What's really sweet for the children is that they will also get to learn about where our food comes from, by collecting and cooking the eggs which the chickens produce.
At the end of my visit, the lovely people at Coram's Fields even gave me one of their fresh eggs. And after a slightly ridiculous tube journey home ferrying an egg in a paper cup, I had the most delicious scrambled egg I have had in a long time. It was genuinely delicious - probably because the chickens are so pampered, and well-fed.
In short, I think I'm converted. Urban farming is not only fun, it's delicious.