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Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO]

Fowl play: Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO] By Daniel Klein Backyard chickens are everywhere. But in many North American cities, keeping a flock of hens is still illegal. We met up with some unlikely outlaws while traveling through Tennessee who are breaking the law by producing fresh farm eggs in their backyards. Daniel Klein is a chef, activist, and filmmaker living in Minneapolis. He’s cooked in the restaurants of Thomas Keller, Fergus Henderson, and Tom Colicchio and has directed, filmed, edited and produced projects on various issues including oil politics and the development industry in Africa (What are we doing here? which has aired on TV, in theaters, and at festivals worldwide). Since March, Daniel has been documenting his culinary, agricultural and hunting adventures on film in a series called The Perennial Plate , featuring long winters, urban gardens, ...

Full article: http://grist.org/urban-agriculture/underground-chickens-v...

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