Life With Backyard Chickens

Many urban chicken farmers will eagerly confess that raising small flocks is addictive. Daily interaction with these pets that make breakfast is educational, entertaining and nutritious for the whole family.

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Dog's Best Friend?

While not all dogs can be left safely alone with chickens, this rescue dog named Parker was introduced to her feathered sisters when they were 2-day-old chicks. Parker would watch over them, occasionally sniffing the box where the chicks were kept. She even skipped the comfort of her doggie bed to sleep in the same room as the chicks at night. Now that the girls are full grown, Parker mostly ignores them. But there are days when her bird-dog instinct kicks in, and she gives the hens a brief chase.

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