What if your neighbors had chickens?

Why all the fuss about backyard chickens? Proponents say that homegrown poultry offers a multitude of benefits — environmental, social and nutritional. A hen clucks much more softly than a dog barks, generates less waste and offers an ideal alternative for people who wish to avoid factory farms. “It’s a basic food right to me,” says Copeland Casati, who started Chickunz.

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