BELOIT — Roxanne coos softly and struts closer hoping for a handout. Edna, with glossy rust and black colored feathers, quizzically looks on from behind. Penny, the shiny coppery colored one, quietly scratches the ground in search of doomed bugs. Penny hangs back allowing Roxanne center stage. Murial sits tight in the nesting box the girls share.

All four are the plump, glossy and calm inhabitants residing in the backyard of Rick McGrath and Ana Kelly, who shared a little bit about the journey to animate their yard with chickens and bees.

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