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Real Estate - February 21, 2020

Backyard chickens 101

A local nonprofit offers classes to help home hen keepers tend their flocks

by Heather Zimmerman

A bit more than 10 years ago, Isabelle Cnudde bought a small flock of chickens for her backyard to ensure that she had a humane source of eggs. Little did she know that within a few years, she would be helping to educate others about keeping chickens — and even teaching some of her own hens a card trick.

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