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Killing chickens

(article, Culinate staff)

You know we love our chickens — [/mix/dinner_guest?author=1060 "Caroline's chickens"], that is. But we also know that someday a few of them will have to go; for one thing, the city allows you to keep only three birds, and she's raising a batch of six, hoping for three hens. So: home-grown rooster dinner is probably in the not-too-far future. One might suppose that having to kill a chicken every so often is the downside of raising birds, but L.E. Leone would disagree. Leone, in an essay on Slate yesterday, confesses that she likes everything about raising chickens — even chopping off their heads.