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by Barbara Palermo Chickens: Are they pets or livestock? This is a question that municipalities struggle with and is often a major obstacle to legalizing backyard chickens. Throughout our long battle here in Salem, Ore., to join the Urban Chicken Movement, vigorous debates ensued more than once over the definition of livestock. Our city code, […]Read more »
by Barbara Palermo A few weeks ago was Mother’s Day, which of course had me thinking about my mom. She was born in 1921 to Italian immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island and settled in Massachusetts. Raised during the Great Depression, my mom had a childhood that was less than pleasant. My grandparents were very […]Read more »
by Jennifer Kendall Many people have heard of heirloom seeds, vegetables and fruits, but did you know there are heirloom breeds of livestock and poultry. Often referred to as “heritage,” these animals once roamed America’s pastoral landscape, but today they face the threat of extinction. Modern agriculture’s focus on increased yield and production has led […]Read more »
by Nancy Rundel Greetings poultry fans! I’ve been asked to share a few feathered experiences with you all via this blog. So, that’s what I’ll try to do with the help of my husband, Tom, who is a third generation chicken lover. Chickens have long been a part of my life, which gives me several […]Read more »
by Taylor Miller One of my favorite chicken quotations of all time (and there are a lot) is: “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was ‘involved’ — the pig was ‘committed’.” At Community Chickens, we’re committed to creating a community made up of every breed of poultry enthusiast, […]Read more »