This great chicken story reflects how chickens become part of our lives, as individuals as well as in our communities. Thanks to the New York Times for giving it an audience beyond Bed-Stuy!
The chicken involved, Gertrude, is a Rhode Island Red like this one. They are very popular, the most common hen kept commercially for brown eggs. They are often kept as backyard chickens and their owners adore them.
Welcome back, Gertrude!