Just Food has built three more coops in community gardens - all of which work with children. The chickens are doing great!
"It's a serious issue - it's no yolk," said Mayor Dave Cieslewicz of Madison, Wisconsin, when his city reversed its poultry ban in 2004. "Chickens are really bringing us together as a community. For too long they've been cooped up."
"Chicken has become the symbol, a mascot even, of the local food movement," Owen was quoted in an article about urban chicken keeping at World Watch Institute, http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5900.
This photo of Abu Talib in the Bronx, at the one-acre farm he has tended for years, captures the affection between him and this hen.
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