Could raising backyard chickens become the next "hot" celebrity trend? 


Not likely — but for Jennifer Aniston at least, her new $21 million Bel Air property in Los Angeles has unexpectedly turned her into a chicken farmer. The 43-year-old purchased the 8,500-square-foot mansion and was surprised to discover that it came with a coop and a few fowls. 


"They're very social animals, and they like it when you visit them with a cup of coffee in your hand," Aniston told the U.K. Globe. "And according to my groundskeeper, they love pasta."


So OK, yes, she has a groundskeeper to worry about such things, but to her credit, she admits that she's reading up on how best care for the birds — including what they like/dislike, etc. Los Angeles regulations allow for up to four chickens per property. 


Aniston isn't the first celebrity to enjoy a small poultry farm. Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Prince Charles, Martha Stewart and Chevy Chase are but a few of the other stars who enjoy some fresh eggs for breakfast. 


To view pictures of her new Bel Air property (which also includes a private vineyard), jump here

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