A Chicken In Every Backyard

If you get past the filth, the noise, and the odor, chickens are a wonderful addition to any environmentally conscious home. Across the nation, raising poultry is all the rage, as people become more aware of their carbon footprint and the benefits of eating organic foods. In Washington D.C., a group of dedicated egg-enthusiasts raise their chickens on the wrong side of the law, as poultry is forbidden within the city. Unfortunately, this means that there will be no hens in the White House vegetable garden. Of course, even in an urban setting word spreads quickly among predators about the new, easy prey. Chicken owners can expect to cope with assaults on their coops from foxes, raccoons and even the occasional eagle.