November 2, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Dick Reinap, left, adjusts the top of his box of Polish and Buffed Orpington chicks, while Shelly Dowden and her 5-year-old son Deyton Dowden shop for new additions to their egg-laying business on Friday during the 15th annual National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference at the Boone County Fairgrounds. "The Orpingtons are really pretty birds with nice feather layers and are good eating, too, but we won't eat our birds unless they stop laying eggs," Shelly Dowden said.

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