Video: Brooklyn's Backyard Chicken Keepers


Meet Brooklyn urban chicken keepers (or "mother hens") Megan Paska and Katrina Mauro. One day they decided to order chickens online at and the next thing they knew, the four-day-old cluckers showed up in a shoebox with a heat pack. Documentarian Liza de Guia visits the backyard in this latest video from Food Curated where the two ladies make raising chickens look like a breeze (they just converted a dog house into a coop, no big deal).

"For now I see them as pets and love them as pets, but when it comes down to it, they're food so, um, when they stop laying it's definitely within the realm of possibility that they'll end up on our dinner plate," said Megan. Watch the video after the jump.

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