Though she probably wouldn’t mention this on her business card, Liz Perry is a chicken matchmaker.
One of the few, if only, people performing the worthy service in southern Wisconsin, Perry helps unwanted chickens find new homes – homes where they will be egg-producing pets and not end up in a casserole dish.
As the number of urban chickens taking roost in cities and suburbs explodes, Perry – who owns two pet stores in Madison – has become the go-to foster mother for unwanted birds. She figures she’s found homes for as many as 250 chickens in the last few years. She doesn’t have a website nor does she advertise her urban chicken rescue services, but people find her anyway, often by posting questions on the madcitychickens.com.