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Chickens welcomed as backyard pets – then come the eggs

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    These chicks are just hours old. They broke out of their shells last week at Asagi Hatchery. The Kalihi business has newly hatched chicks available monthly.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Michele Aucello shows her garden in the back of their family home near Wilhelmina Rise. These two chickens roam the lower portion of the garden.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Inside the chicken coop that’s in the garden are a bunch of eggs ready to be gathered.

Don’t adopt a chicken without thinking it through. As with any pet, be sure you have the space and that you understand the commitment. A chicken will live about five years, and will only be a cute little fuzz ball for a few weeks. Read more

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