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7 unlikely historic status symbols, from pineapples to fake ruins

7. In the late 2010s, urban chickens became the Teslas of Silicon Valley’s tech elite.

Farm covered with hens laying eggs. – stock photography


In 2018, an unusual fad gripped Silicon Valley’s tech elite, according to the Washington Post.

These descendants of technology started raising chickens.

And while chicken farming has always been a mainstay of working-class, rural America, chickens have become an unusual symbol of luxury — much like driving a Tesla, wrote The Post’s Peter Holley.

The Tech brothers put everything into their new hobby, including spending up to $20,000 on cutting-edge coops and obsessively mapping the color and size of eggs laid.

Leslie Citroën, a chicken whisperer whose hourly consulting fee was $225 at the time, told the Post that it was not uncommon to see these birds wandering around their owners’ lavish homes, wearing diapers and roosting in bedrooms.

“Because he’s screaming, ‘These eggs aren’t from Whole Foods or Walmart, these eggs are from my garden,'” Citroën told the outlet.

“It’s a total status symbol,” she added.


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