Move over, Cock-o-mos. Sorry, Labradoodles. Right now, the trendiest pets in town may just be Buff Orpingtons, Partridge Cochins or Black Australorps. Whether inspired by the farm-to-table movement, the desire for a family project, or necessity due to allergies, a growing number of Wilton families are raising chickens in their backyards. You might say the chicken has become the new dog.
Patti and Glenn Hoffman bought their first baby chicks for $1.50 each from a hatchery in Iowa four years ago, when their daughter was 10.