Is raising chickens the newest COVID-19 quarantine trend? Tara Cook-Litman is a mom of three from Connecticut and she bought 13 chickens when the state went into lockdown. She says she purchased them because she was concerned about how she was going to feed her family. She showed Inside Edition how she transformed her backyard into a small chicken farm. She’s hoping they will start to lay eggs before the summer ends, but one chicken can lay 300 eggs per year.