By Lauren Bonar Swezey, Sunset special projects editor

Now that we’ve got our coop built and have six baby chicks in hand, we’re on the hunt for some mature hens that can lay eggs for our one-block diet feast. I’ve been perusing craigslist on a regular basis and have responded to several listings, but by the time I send an email, I get a response that the chickens are gone. One posting said they would only sell male and female sets. Sorry, no roosters for us. Our neighbors wouldn’t be pleased (nor would the City of Menlo Park)!

Now I’m putting out a call to all who visit our blog: If anyone has two productive hens they wish to sell or donate, please email Team Chicken! Just think, their feathery faces might end up on the pages of Sunset!

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