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(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Hens vie for the same spot in the hen house at the home of Lisa Mitten and Nick Martielli in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

Backyard chicken farm

Lisa Mitten and Nick Martielli of Huntington have a chicken farm in their backyard

Hens vie for the same spot in the
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Hens vie for the same spot in the hen house at the home of Lisa Mitten and Nick Martielli in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

A free range chicken walks in the hen
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

A free range chicken walks in the hen house at the home of Lisa Mitten and Nick Martielli in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

Lisa Mitten, left, feeds some chickens as Nick
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Lisa Mitten, left, feeds some chickens as Nick Martielli describes raising eight free range chickens at their home in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

Nick Martielli brings water to three of the
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Nick Martielli brings water to three of the eight free range chickens that he and Lisa Mitten are raising at their home in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

A hen sits on her eggs in the
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

A hen sits on her eggs in the hen house at the home of Nick Martelli and Lisa Mitten in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

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Fresh eggs in a basket grace the kitchen
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Fresh eggs in a basket grace the kitchen table at the home of Lisa Mitten and Nick Martielli in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)

Fresh eggs from one of the free range
(Credit: Photo by John Dunn)

Fresh eggs from one of the free range chickens are in the hen house at the home of Nick Martielli and Lisa Mitten in Huntington. (March 21, 2010)