Are Chicken Coops on Your Holiday Wish List?

Great for picking up chicks! Photo: iStockphoto

They should be, if you care anything at all for self-sufficiency and trendiness. Boston-based online retailer Wayfair predicts that backyard chicken coops will be the big holiday seller this year, since everyone wants to star in their very own episode of Portlandia people are becoming increasingly cost-conscious and self-reliant. Wayfair will sell 30-plus coops, ranging in price from $100 for the minimalist chicken to $1,500 for luxe coops. Poultry nursing homes sold separately. [Globe, Earlier]