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Backyard Chicken Farming's Ugly Side: Homeless Poultry

 Animal shelters across the country are experiencing an inundation of chickens as a result of buyer's remorse, and the Coastside is no exception.

According to NBC News, "the growing trend of raising backyard chickens in urban settings is backfiring," as people with dreams of fresh eggs and quaint coops are finding coal in their stockings. 
"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," NBC reported.

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