In many rural communities, the chickens that live in the backyard have long been relegated to the backyards of the farmer.
But with the introduction of egg-laying crates, these birds can now be transported into the suburbs.
These crates are being used by some suburban houses, but others have started to adopt them as well.
In some areas, chicken-crate sales are increasing, while others are declining.
What is the chicken-trading business?
Chicken-trader David Smith has been doing business in the area for over 40 years.
“People come up to me and say they’ve never heard of chicken-trade before,” Mr Smith said.
The company sells eggs, chicken and poultry products to small to medium-sized businesses.
It is not the first time chicken-tickets have been sold in suburbia.
In 2008, the Australian Food Standards Agency ruled that chickens should not be sold on supermarket shelves and chicken-trapping companies were prohibited from selling the birds.
A number of cities across Australia have started introducing the chicken trade, and more are likely to follow.
Chicken buyers have told News24 that the crates have given them the opportunity to move their chickens from the backyard to the city.
When will I be able to take my chicken?
“It’s a matter of when we get it done,” Mr Cook said.
“I’ve got two weeks before the next one’s coming in, so we’ve got a little bit of time.
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