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NPR artice on increased interest in backyard chickens

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Chemsoldier:
Covid inspired interest in backyard chickens for home egg source.

Members have already mentioned this phenomena  in other threads.


https://www.npr.org/2020/04/03/826925180/we-are-swamped-coronavirus-propels-interest-in-raising-backyard-chickens-for-egg

Morning Sunshine:
and I wonder how many new chicken people will get rid of them at the end of the summer - just when they are about to start laying.   But life is back to normal, so .... why keep birds?

Chemsoldier:

--- Quote from: Morning Sunshine on April 03, 2020, 09:09:10 PM ---and I wonder how many new chicken people will get rid of them at the end of the summer - just when they are about to start laying.   But life is back to normal, so .... why keep birds?

--- End quote ---

I don't care so long as the final number is "more"

We are more resilient with some portion of the population buying chicken feed rather than eggs.

Morning Sunshine:

--- Quote from: Chemsoldier on April 04, 2020, 08:23:50 AM ---I don't care so long as the final number is "more"

We are more resilient with some portion of the population buying chicken feed rather than eggs.

--- End quote ---

good point. And chickens are addictive - sit on a chair in the late evening and watch them clean the freshly mowed lawn; so relaxing!

Chemsoldier:
Colorado Springs Gazette article of backyard chickens in The Springs. Very positive with the appropriate caveats for people to not get into it casually.  I think it captured how they are also a form of interaction for quarantined people, not just an egg source.

 https://gazette.com/life/no-egg-shortages-for-these-colorado-springs-residents-who-know-the-chicken-comes-first/article_9b1053f8-7056-11ea-a18f-cf06dd2dfbb6.html

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