More chickens moving into urban backyards

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Sister Sherry Pech enjoys the soft chirping, incessant scratching and endless exploring of the two dozen hens newly in her care at Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, nestled among hills south of Dubuque.
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barbara cross

Allons, TN

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Jun 8, 2009
 
I love the idea that people are getting more in touch with nature. And the notion that a backyard flock somehow threatens commercial producers is laughable, it is my understanding that in the outbreaks of disease or contamination none were from small holdings of a handful of birds or from a home garden all were in commercial facilities. Maybe people ought to think about that I mean just the same as with dogs a person can keep a few dogs and keep them very clean and sanitary but put several thousand dogs in one building and well, the problem becomes a little more complex...
jane

Homer Glen, IL

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