BELGRADE, Mont. -

She prefaces her introduction with, "it's nothing fancy," before LaVonne Stucky presents her nearly 30-year-old chicken coop to the participants in her workshop.

"As soon as I moved out here, I decided the first thing I wanted to do was have a chicken coop," says Stucky.

Stucky's raised chickens for 27 years. Now, she's sharing her experience with people who want to learn how to raise chickens no matter where they live.

"I've always said that I think everybody should have three chickens in their backyard," says Stucky.

Mike Wolfe lives near Four Corners.

"I think it's big for Bozeman to accept their citizens to raise chickens because everywhere around Bozeman, people are raising food or producing food," says Wolfe.

He and his son Sawyer are eager to begin raising their own chickens near bozeman.

"So I can play with them," says Sawyer.

"The dream, I suppose, is to live on a self-sustainable farm so, the chickens are maybe the gateway to that," says Wolfe.

Wolfe says it's important for Sawyer to know where he's getting his food. . "It's not having to be transported to Bozeman to eat it. It came from your backyard so, you can harvest an elk and have a garden and have chickens, you're really controlling where your food comes from, which is important to me and my family," says Wolfe.

Sustainability is a big reason why Stucky is spreading the word.

"Just relying on mass production to feed us...It's time we go back to raising some of our own things," says Stucky.

People in cities like Bozeman seem to be paying attention.