It has been very interesting to notice how hens are spreading through our countryside. When we first got birds, back in 2008, only our neighbors across the street had them. The other neighbors looked at us as some sort of throw backs. But now when we drive down the road from home to work we see many many houses with hens scratching around the yard. Everyday it feels like someone else has birds. Is it because of the economy? Is it due to the rise in knowledge of what industrial food means in terms of quality of life, both for us and the chickens? I am a firm convert. In fact eggs anywhere else just don’t taste as good. I am an egg snob. Happy to see others jumping on the bandwagon.