The number of chickens abandoned at animal shelters by urban farmers is growing at an alarming rate.
Although some folks were initially thrilled with the idea of raising their own chickens, a large number of people quickly became disillusioned. The amount of upkeep required to keep the animals healthy and happy was apparently too much for them to handle.
As a result, a large number of backyard chickens are abandoned at animal shelters by urban farmers who don’t want to keep up with their end of the bargain. Instead of learning to care for the animals, many fair-weather owners have decided to kick the chickens to the curb.