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Talk about DIY! British retailer Tesco, which owns the growing US chain Fresh & Easy is selling live chickens, according to an Ad Age article.Apparently chicken coops are hot-selling items at some stores, and the retailer is selling both chicks and egg-laying grown birds. Says a spokesman: “While it’s probably a step too far to think that consumers will turn their back gardens into farms, keeping chickens does seem to be striking a chord with some of our customers.”Additionally, Tesco is looking at having allotments, or plots of land near some of its stores where customers can grow their own produce.We could see the allotment idea maybe fly in some communities. But live chickens? Could you see Wal-Mart trying to corner that market? Major US rural retailer Tractor Supply Co. already offers plenty of chicken-care products.

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