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Posted Sun Sep 14 2008: from Democrat and Chronicle, via Post Carbon Cities:
Small 'urban poultry' movement has residents raising chickens from scratch
Eating from the home garden is typically limited to fruits and vegetables. But a small and determined flock of city and suburban residents is adding another food group to their homegrown bounty: eggs laid by chickens they are raising in their own backyards. "I really want to be living on a farm, but I have to live in the city for my husband. This is a way to bring myself a little closer to food security and sustainability," says Kate Mendenhall, a projects coordinator for Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York and founder of the Rochester City Chicken Club.
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