Chicago embraces backyard chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Gargoyle, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice article in todays Chicago Sun Times .


    The chickens’ owner, Anna Osterbur Petersen, said the flock has sparked a lot of conversation with her neighbors, particularly the young ones.

    “Can I pet the chickens? Can I feed the chickens?” she said. “We’ve met many of our neighbors this way. People have endless questions and misconceptions about chickens and chicken raising. We kind of see ourselves as these chicken ambassadors talking to people about what the deal actually is.”​
     
  2. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great, love it!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    The power of the chicken is spreading. [​IMG]
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woot! A couple of my neighbours just bought a few to after we gave them a few spare free range eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    That's great to hear. [​IMG]

    I live in a semi-rural area and in a slightly more developed corner of it. To me it's great to hear that my neighbors across the way love the sound of my baby, Napoleon, crowing in the morning and find it's very charming. They're such nice people.
     
  6. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicago!
     
  7. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice [​IMG] I love Chicago, it's the best city ever (I want to high school there).
     

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