Breeding more chicken owners

March 16, 2009 7:29:57 AM PDT
Margaret Kincaid loves her chickens.

She says, "there's just something about a warm egg."

Her urban chickens in Savannah, Georgia, are something of an oddity, but less so as the economy slides.

Alice Rolls, with the nonprofit group Georgia Organics, tells the Savannah Morning News, the movement to eat locally grown food is growing.

She says people are shortening the distance from farm to fork, and learning that "I can grow that," and "I can raise that."

Georgia Organics co-sponsors a popular "Chicks in the City" annual tour in the Atlanta metro area.

People on the tour are more than just idly curious.

Rolls says many of them have become backyard chicken owners themselves.

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