Chicken Owner Says It's Hogwash that Chickens Aren't PetsBARNEGAT, NJ - It's second in the lyrics. Old MacDonald's had a farm, and on his farm, he had a pig. Sure, it's just a children's song. However, one Barnegat resident wants to know why the Township considers pigs pets rather than farm animals. More importantly, why don't his chickens count as pets, as well?
Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade The beginning of this decade was a time of unironic peak hipster. Chickens ticked all the boxes: retro, practical, hands-on - they let us showcase lost skills, and offered the opportunity to hand-hew a coop from an upcycled car body and a packing crate sourced from your grandfather's shed.