- February 1st, 2013
Did you know that ninety-five percent of egg-laying hens in the US live their entire lives in small cages that they share with five or six other birds? These chickens—intelligent, social animals—cannot spread their wings or even turn around.
- June 1st, 2010
What’s the hottest big-city trend? Backyard chicken coops filled with hens that provide fresh, organic eggs to urban families. Several cities, including Los Angeles and New York, now permit hen-keeping, which lets people get closer to their food source, says Ashley English, author of Keeping Chickens: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock (Lark Books, 2010).By Jayme Otto