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May 17th, 2009
11:13 PM ET

Chickens in the 'Hood

From CNN Producer Emily Kean:

"What's so funny about chickens?"

That’s what I’ve been wondering as a story pitch has been working its way through the editorial process. Every time this story has come up, there’s been a big laugh in the newsroom because some of my neighbors were interviewed for the piece and because I want to build a chicken coop in my own backyard.

The joke is that we don’t live on a farm in rural Georgia, but in an intown neighborhood only six miles from CNN Center. It’s a growing trend, “chickens in the city,” where families team up in informal co-ops to care for the birds and share the eggs. I personally think it’s a great idea, even if raising chickens will be a bigger hassle than running to the market every week. The reward of fresh eggs, from chickens that live in a yard and not in a wire cage, makes it worth it.

But don't take my word for it. Check out this piece from CNN's Reynolds Wolf, which I like to call, "Chickens in the 'Hood."

If you'd like to learn more about raising chickens in the city, here's a helpful site with lots of great information. The Chicken Whisperer


Filed under: Don Lemon
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Dodie - Irvine, California

    FYI

    Southern California just had a 4.7 Earthquake. My home rocked and rolled ~whew~

    May 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm |
  2. Penny

    Loved seeing the chickens! I have 5 hens and 4 chicks in my small town backyard right now. =)

    December 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm |

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