urban farming http://kplu.org en Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens http://kplu.org/post/hipsters-hook-truth-behind-abandoned-backyard-chickens From the headlines this week, I almost expected to see a hen clucking outside NPR's headquarters this morning.<p>"Chickens Flood Shelters As Backyard Farmers Call It Quits," <em>Time</em> <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/07/09/chickens-flood-shelters-as-backyard-farmers-call-it-quits/">exclaimed</a>. "Hipster farmers abandoning urban chickens because they're too much work," Canada's <em>National Post</em> <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/09/hipster-farmers-abandoning-urban-chickens-because-theyre-too-much-work/">wrote</a>. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:37:12 +0000 9309 at http://kplu.org Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens For 'refugees from urban farming craze', a backyard to call home http://kplu.org/post/refugees-urban-farming-craze-backyard-call-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Urban farming sounds like a great idea to many people. You can grow your own vegetables and put in a chicken coop, or keep some ducks to make it all come full circle.</span></p><p>But a Seattle woman behind an operation called <a href="http://ducksandclucks.com/blog/2013/06/11/current_cast/" target="_blank">Ducks and Clucks</a> says many folks are biting off more than they can chew when it comes to the birds. It is she who often comes to their rescue.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9138 at http://kplu.org For 'refugees from urban farming craze', a backyard to call home