The Magical Chicken Coop of Stanton Street

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 at 6:28 am by
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Lower East Side wildlife just received a healthy boost thanks to the thirty-year-old Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street. Last month, more than a dozen hens arrived at the beloved community greenspace.

Garden volunteers constructed this smallish coop and fenced-off perimeter for the new park denizens. The fowl is apparently bred for dual purpose – eggs or poultry meat – and are usually housed on Governor’s Island. Apparently they were moved here for more convenient caretaking during the winter months. Described to us as their “winter condo.” We were told that those who assist are given delicious free eggs. The real organic…

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There aren’t any roosters, so don’t worry about possible crowing.

And, to answer your question, we didn’t see Dickchicken during our stay…

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