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Raising Pet Chickens is the New Silicon Valley Status Symbol

Things are just different in Silicon Valley.

In rural America, keeping chickens is a good way to get free fresh eggs, but in Silicon Valley, having them is a status symbol!

Peter Holley has the scoop overa at The Washington Post:

It’s not uncommon here to see chickens roaming in their owners’ homes or even roosting in bedrooms, often with diapers on, according to Leslie Citroen, 54, one of the Bay Area’s most sought after “chicken whisperers,” who does everything from selling upscale chickens and building coops to providing consultation to backyard bird owners. Her services cost $225 an hour. ...
At least one of Citroen’s clients has a personal chef who cooks for her chickens. Because they eat their birds’ eggs — if not the birds — chicken health is a top priority, Citroen said. Her clients spend “thousands” for surgeries and X-rays to keep them alive after predator attacks and illnesses.

(Photo: Christie Hemm Klok)


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