Stop Martha Stewart from bragging about her eggs.

Make your own dang eggs. Or, let the hens do it for you. Urban egg farming is on the rise—partly because of the locavore movement, partly because eggs are off the “bad food” list, partly because because homegrown just tastes better. Before you decide between scrambled, poached or sunnyside up, you’ll have to decide between your Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island, Leghorn. You’ll probably also want a fancy coop like the Nogg, pictured above. Then start laying.