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Group hosting forum to talk turkey about raising chickens

Anne Lenox Barlow, another proponent of poultry procurement behind organizing the forum, said she's learned of others in the city interested in raising chickens, citing a need for an open discussion on the matter.

"I don't think everybody in the city wants a chicken in their backyard, but there's a decent number of people as the local food movement grows and people are concerned about the quality and consistency of their food," said Barlow.

"We want to show we're making a deliberative process to engage the community and really assess what's happening so the common council doesn't have to go through all that work themselves," said Butdorf. "We're not trying to bully anyone politically. We're trying to help the process and engage the community in discussion."

The discussion this Tuesday - titled "Urban Chickens: An Open Forum" - will be held at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

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