Our options for chickens that have passed their laying prime are limited. They do make the most delicious chicken stock, which many of you have ordered with your box. They also retire to urban life and become backyard chickens. Our friends from Recology took 50 last week. These hens will live at the landfill in Dixon. The white crates are special for moving. They are just big enough for the birds, but do not allow them to flap their wings during the short journey. If they get stressed they could break their wings so we confine them in these special crates. If you would like an urban flock of your own, please email us.