When hipsters cant cope…

Despite visions of quaint coops, happy birds and cheap eggs, the growing trend of raising backyard chickens in urban settings is backfiring, critics say, as disillusioned city dwellers dump unwanted fowl on animal shelters and sanctuaries.Hundreds of chickens, sometimes dozens at a time, are being abandoned each year at the nation’s shelters from California to New York as some hipster farmers discover that hens lay eggs for two years, but can live for a good decade longer, and that actually raising the birds can be noisy, messy, labor-intensive and expensive.

via Backyard chickens dumped at shelters when hipsters cant cope, critics say – NBC News.com.

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  1. I don’t get this trend. Have hipsters never heard of EATING CHICKEN????? There are dozens of youtube videos on how to process these wee meatbeasts.

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