Urban chicken farming takes dinner from backyard to plate

Oct 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WSFA-TV Montgomery

While some people grow corn, carrots and cucumbers in home gardens, others prefer to raise something a little more lively in their backyards.

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Everyone should be raising their own chickens as well as growing their own vegetables.

I haven't eaten a store bought egg or chicken or vegetable for years.
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Everyone should be raising their own chickens as well as growing their own vegetables.
I haven't eaten a store bought egg or chicken or vegetable for years.
You mean control freak Liberals haven't denied your ability to keep roosters yet?

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You mean control freak Liberals haven't denied your ability to keep roosters yet?
Actually liberals support a healthy food supply, instead of the big business factory disease farms supported by Republicans.
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Actually liberals support a healthy food supply, instead of the big business factory disease farms supported by Republicans.
Yeppers... it's conservatives passing all those anti-rooster, anti-livestock zoning laws. Tell us another one.

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Yeppers... it's conservatives passing all those anti-rooster, anti-livestock zoning laws. Tell us another one.
Pssssst, you don't need roosters to get eggs.......

And in most places small chicken flocks and other small animals kept for home use are not considered livestock.
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Pssssst, you don't need roosters to get eggs.......
And in most places small chicken flocks and other small animals kept for home use are not considered livestock.
You need roosters to have more chickens, which is how you started your conversation.

The point is... It is the Liberal control freak mind that imposes the exceedingly rampant inclination to direct every aspect of your life to support their economies instead of fostering self-sufficiency.
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Actually liberals support a healthy food supply, instead of the big business factory disease farms supported by Republicans.
Perfect example of the typical liberal response: switch facts around.
Actually, most republicans (and they're not all rich) live out in the sticks, where raising your own food is common place, while liberals tend to be more urban, living closer to the cities.
And, yes, it is the liberal agenda that puts regulatory strangleholds on the small farmer. Why do you think there are so many large, commercialized farms? Because the small farmer has been driven out of business.
But like my colleague said, tell us another one.

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3OHA wrote:
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You need roosters to have more chickens, which is how you started your conversation.
The point is... It is the Liberal control freak mind that imposes the exceedingly rampant inclination to direct every aspect of your life to support their economies instead of fostering self-sufficiency.
Chickens can be bought from numerous sources; having a rooster in a residential neighborhood isn't necessary.

The point is you were wrong. Liberals are behind much of the organic & homegrown food movements because they know it's better for people, better for the animals, and better for the planet.

Just say "no" to factory farms.
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Perfect example of the typical liberal response: switch facts around.
Actually, most republicans (and they're not all rich) live out in the sticks, where raising your own food is common place, while liberals tend to be more urban, living closer to the cities.
And, yes, it is the liberal agenda that puts regulatory strangleholds on the small farmer. Why do you think there are so many large, commercialized farms? Because the small farmer has been driven out of business.
But like my colleague said, tell us another one.
Excellent points. These control freak, recent Democrats are also the ones driving the actual funding of foreign elements coming into America over fifty years, buying up agricultural lands, automating with Japanese control towers with remote control tractors, making huge corporate farms and decimating small entrepreneurialism. It is the Liberal mind giving outright grants and many tax breaks and other incentives to undermine America from being self-sufficient in a multitude of ways... from thousands of Middle Easterners given 50 Grand free money grants to buy gas stations (after learning English in Sweden on their free money socialist system) to Japanese allowed to invade local communities and decimate other businesses by contracting them to various supply chains, getting them to go into huge debt to expand and retool to fulfill contracts, then (premeditated) cutting their orders to drive the companies bankrupt, then buying the companies and upping their orders. Meantimes, the Liberal Communist network mind profits in their short sightedness damaging their own families and communities. Everything the Liberal Democrat legislative agenda has done for five decades is destructive to America in myriads of ways.
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Chickens can be bought from numerous sources; having a rooster in a residential neighborhood isn't necessary.
The point is you were wrong. Liberals are behind much of the organic & homegrown food movements because they know it's better for people, better for the animals, and better for the planet.
Just say "no" to factory farms.
There you go... admitting either you don't raise chickens for food as initially advertised, or that you think you have the right to tell some people they can't have roosters.

It's the same mentality finding some obscure reason to keep people from baking bread and bartering with their neighbors, that control freak mindset even now invading rural communities.

It's Democrat legislation forcing factory farms into America. It's the Communist control freak misuse of administrative law putting more and more restrictions on individual effort. The Liberal mind gravitates to dope production to avoid thinking about these things.

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Perfect example of the typical liberal response: switch facts around.
Actually, most republicans (and they're not all rich) live out in the sticks, where raising your own food is common place, while liberals tend to be more urban, living closer to the cities.
And, yes, it is the liberal agenda that puts regulatory strangleholds on the small farmer. Why do you think there are so many large, commercialized farms? Because the small farmer has been driven out of business.
But like my colleague said, tell us another one.
B.S.

Small family farms were driven out of business by the economy of scale. They couldn't compete with the large corporate operations who had cheaper cost structure due to large volume.

The "liberal agenda" had NOTHING to do with all the local livestock buying stations closing down. It had EVERYTHING to do with the big meatpakers- Tyson, Cargill, Hormel, etc- refusing to accept small shipments of animals. Without anywhere to sell their livestock, small family farms could no longer raise hogs, pigs, beef cattle, chickens, or turkeys for anything other than their own consumption.

Now 99% of all livestock is produced on factory farms directly contracted with the meatpackers.

Had you grown up on a farm (like I did) you would have known this. The "liberal agenda" is to prevent those factory from destroying the environment, contaminating water tables, and KILLING people with their diseased livestock & produce.

Boycott ALL factory farmed animals & produce. Support the few remaining local family farms & markets.

Yes, you will pay MORE for locally produced food, but at least it won't kill you!
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B.S.
Small family farms were driven out of business by the economy of scale. They couldn't compete with the large corporate operations who had cheaper cost structure due to large volume.
The "liberal agenda" had NOTHING to do with all the local livestock buying stations closing down. It had EVERYTHING to do with the big meatpakers- Tyson, Cargill, Hormel, etc- refusing to accept small shipments of animals. Without anywhere to sell their livestock, small family farms could no longer raise hogs, pigs, beef cattle, chickens, or turkeys for anything other than their own consumption.
Now 99% of all livestock is produced on factory farms directly contracted with the meatpackers.
Had you grown up on a farm (like I did) you would have known this. The "liberal agenda" is to prevent those factory from destroying the environment, contaminating water tables, and KILLING people with their diseased livestock & produce.
Boycott ALL factory farmed animals & produce. Support the few remaining local family farms & markets.
Yes, you will pay MORE for locally produced food, but at least it won't kill you!
Growing larger sitting on a couch playing video games is not growing up on a farm. Your claims are false in so many directions. Livestock like beef is still commonly raised on smaller farms and there are indeed many, many auctions nationwide supporting the smaller beef raising (and other) operations. You literally don't know anything and like the Liberal control freak mind, lie about everything.

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3OHA wrote:
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There you go... admitting either you don't raise chickens for food as initially advertised, or that you think you have the right to tell some people they can't have roosters.
It's the same mentality finding some obscure reason to keep people from baking bread and bartering with their neighbors, that control freak mindset even now invading rural communities.
It's Democrat legislation forcing factory farms into America. It's the Communist control freak misuse of administrative law putting more and more restrictions on individual effort. The Liberal mind gravitates to dope production to avoid thinking about these things.
I have a flock of 25 chickens, including 2 roosters. I also have goats, turkeys, geese, guinea hens. But I live OUTSIDE city limits in a NON-RESIDENTIAL area surrounded by farms.

Personally I like the sound of roosters crowing, but I can understand the reasoning behind banning them in residential neighborhoods, along with reasonable limits on the number of animals that can be kept.
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"Now 99% of all livestock is produced on factory farms directly contracted with the meatpackers."

Conversation over; what an idiot.
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Boycott ALL factory farmed animals & produce. Support the few remaining local family farms & markets.
OMG!!!! You spoke two sentences of truth!!!

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Btw, if my neighbor had a noisy dog barking at me all the time I'd just as likely shoot that too.
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Btw, if my neighbor had a noisy dog barking at me all the time I'd just as likely shoot that too.
You'd shoot your neighbor's dog for barking? Wow, you're all heart. I'm so glad I don't live in Michigan anymore.

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You'd shoot your neighbor's dog for barking? Wow, you're all heart. I'm so glad I don't live in Michigan anymore.
Of course not. I was just f-ing with the moron.

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