spaces sustain chickens
Image: Kurt Hettle

Fingerlickin’, fried, and roasted are the quickest words off the tongue when it comes to chicken. But if you’re going to raise the birds yourself, consider adopting the vocabulary of couture over that of the kitchen. How better to describe the perky, iridescent headdresses; the frothy white skirts; and the lacy, veiled coverlets of the many barnyard beauties who can bring surprising elegance, endless entertainment, and, of course, a steady supply of delicious eggs to your backyard?