'Tis the season for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus to unveil the 86th edition of its Christmas Book, featuring nine ''fantasy gifts'' ranging in price from $30,000 to $1 million. For each indulgent item sold, the retailer offers a way to give back to selected charities.
A living room for nighttime roosting. A library filled with chicken and gardening books. An elegant chandelier. This custom-made, multi-level, Versailles-inspired house sounds like a dream home -- for hens, that is.
Buyers of the Heritage Hen Farmwill not only get the custom-built coop, but 3-10 handpicked heritage breed hens, two custom-designed vegetable or herb gardens and an initial farm consultation and two follow-up visits from a Heritage Hen Farm expert.
And for every mini farm purchased, Neiman Marcus will donate $3,000 to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy to protect genetic diversity and prevent certain breeds of livestock and poultry from going extinct.