Backyard Chickens Taking America by Storm
Green pets, green protein – just what the doctor ordered – cute & healthy all in one (Photo via The Economist)
Backyard chickens are taking America by storm. There is a huge reported surge in chickens across the US. People want to eat local and organic and the hens are helping. So what’s happening in Toronto is mirroring a major trend all across North America. In fact it’s so huge that chicken suppliers can’t even keep up. If the Economist is reporting on this, it’s definitely not something to laugh at.
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