Backyard chickens | St. Louis Public Radio

Backyard chickens

Fifth graders at The Soulard School take turns feeding and caring for chickens in the school's yard.
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

On a recent sunny-side-up morning, Seth Jansen delivered two lively hens and a rental coop to Anne Miller’s home in Olivette.

Miller smiled nervously as Jansen showed her how to hold a chicken.

“Hi, little friend,’’ Miller cheerfully told her new backyard guest. “We’re going to have to get to know each other. And then we’ll come up with a name, because I can’t just call you Chicken One and Chicken Two.”