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Paul Turner: When a city slicker is forced to be an urban farmer

Ever have one of those moments when you are reminded, to an acute degree, that you did not grow up on a farm?


Animal rights activist arrested after chicken truck crash

A tractor-trailer hauling a load of live chickens crashed on state Highway 502 on Monday afternoon, spilling hundreds of birds and delaying traffic.


25,000 chickens die in blaze south of Olympia

Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

The Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: Chickens

Excelling at his work, Land said, requires an obsessive focus on it. But maintaining that passion - especially with his fourth child on the way means knowing when to detach. …


Authorities find about 170 neglected chickens at Idaho house

Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:21 a.m.

The Slice: If city chickens farms work well, why not urban cattle ranching?

In some of the area’s gated communities, cattle might not be appreciated.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spokane Valley is reviewing regulations for urban farming and small farm animals

Spokane Valley residents may soon be able to raise chickens and small animals like rabbits in smaller back yards.


SCRAPS: Bring in pets when wind chill hits, and give extra care to outdoor animals

As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of …


Missoula moves to let people keep ducks, quail

People in Missoula can now keep ducks and quail in addition to chickens within the city’s limits.


Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.


FDA egg inspections resume, after halt from bird flu outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation’s worst bird flu …


Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in US

Large chains like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Costco, and, most recently, Panera Bread have begun requiring suppliers to go cage-free over the next decade.


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago Four “sons of well-to-do Cannon Hill families were picked up by police” and charged with “embarking on a career of chicken-yard burglary and bicycle …


Miss Chicken loses health, not special quality

It looked like we might lose Miss Chicken this winter. This formerly feral chicken whom I’ve been writing about for several years now and who has been living the good …


Inland Northwest poultry producers urged to watch flocks for flu

State officials are urging backyard poultry producers to keep an eye on their flocks after a deadly avian influenza outbreak in the Tri-Cities area. About 700 chickens, turkeys, ducks and …


Front Porch: Chicken, egg stories incubate responses

Henrietta stares balefully at me from her perch next to my printer. I think she knows I’m writing about her and her feathered friends. Last month, I wrote a column …


Rule changes could increase urban farming options

In the heart of the city, Bea Lackaff maintains a slice of country life. Like a growing number of Spokane residents, Lackaff raises chickens. She started 25 years ago at …


SCRAPS removes sick farm animals from Greenacres property

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service rescued more than a dozen farm animals from a Greenacres property.


Project to help feed shunned Zambians

A group of Gonzaga University students is relying on chickens to expand the school’s relationship with aid organizations in Zambia. Aubrey Weber, Joe Worthey, Max Bear and Jordan Madrid have …


Liquor, tolls, care staff initiatives likely qualify for November ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely face proposals on tolls, liquor and home health care workers on the November ballot. But not on chickens or marijuana.


Council will interview candidates next week

The Spokane Valley City Council moved a step closer to filling a vacancy in its ranks by voting Tuesday to interview five candidates next week for the seat vacated by …


Community weighs in on chicken, adult retail rules

The community turned out Tuesday to tell the Spokane Valley City Council that it supported allowing more chickens in residential areas and the city should be as tough as possible …


Spokane Valley council bans e-cigarettes for minors

The Spokane Valley City Council followed in the footsteps of Spokane and Spokane County by voting unanimously Tuesday to enact a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. The city’s new …


Commission favors relaxed chicken rules for Valley

No feathers were ruffled during last week’s Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting to discuss loosening the rules regarding chickens in residential areas of the city. Residents flocked to the meeting …


Festival an introduction to backyard poultry farming

A chicken is a humble bird. For ages it has scoured barnyards and gardens for spills of grain and a few insects here and there. It has dined on kitchen …