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Clark: Chicken Fever Spreading

Believe it or not, thousands of otherwise sane and civilized Americans are raising chickens on their city property. Really. I wouldn’t pullet your leg. I learned this the other day when I was outside and heard this mindless clucking noise. Fearing the worst, I figured that the mayoral candidates must be campaigning in my neighborhood. Upon further reflection, however, I realized what I was hearing was not from dumb cluck politicians but from, well, actual dumb clucks. A call to the City Hall the next day confirmed my suspicion that Spokane is part of the large chicken-raising trend that is pecking the nation. “Oh, yeah, definitely,” said Sandy Scott, who works in neighborhood services. “They think the eggs taste better than supermarket eggs”/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Do you think eggs straight from the chicken are better than those purchased at a store?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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