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Eli Dixon holds his 3-year-old chicken Sunshine on Thursday at his home in Craig. Eli has more than 40 chickens of various breeds, many he considers as pets.

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As morning sunlight lightens the gray horizon, Eli Dixon, 12, walks out to greet his cawing, crowing, many-feathered brood.


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