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Urban Egg-Layers, Unite! 

My story in this week's food section profiles a 21-year-old Burlington goatherder, and his struggle to raise farm animals in accordance with the city's convoluted zoning regs. It's a follow-up, of sorts, to a story I wrote in March about Queen City  residents who raise chickens.

Thanks to one astute Seven Days reader, I just learned about urbanchickens.org., a New Mexico-based advocacy site for folks who are passionate about backyard cluckers. On the site's international Google map of chicken farmers, the nearest coop to Vermont appears to be in Sandwich, Mass. A search feature on "chicken groups and chicken ordinances" assures that Vermont ordinances are "Coming Soon!"

Godspeed, digital poultry-teers: It may be awhile before your data comes home to roost.

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Mike Ives was a staff writer for Seven Days from January 2007 until October 2009.


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