Raising Backyard Chickens

TEXT by Celine MacKay | PHOTOGRAPHS by Erin Monett

RAISING CHICKENS AT HOME IS AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR HOBBY, BUT THE PRACTICE IS SUBJECT TO MUCH CONTENTION AND DEBATE. There are many, like me, who assert that farm-fresh eggs are healthier, that factory chickens are poorly treated, that eggs should be available close to home, and that chickens can be loveable little creatures. But many towns, cities, and districts refuse to...

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