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Pecking my battles

Every time I read a story about another person in another random suburb raising a backyard chicken, two thoughts rattle through my frightened little mind: They’re crazy, and that must mean I am, too.

I might as well just confess: I have a chicken in my life - actually, a rooster. His name is Buddy, and believe me when I say that he wasn’t my idea.

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