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Dirty Chick takes urban farming to whole new level

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I live in Vermont, where locavore hipsters and 30- and 40-something environmentally conscious folks raise urban chickens on every other block. Some of them even raise bees, make their own goat cheese, concoct good-for-you tonics chock full of herbs grown in mason jars that line their window sills, and craft their own beer. My husband and I have, on more than one occasion, been asked to chicken-sit for friends, a task whose chores may range from simply checking on and feeding the hens to gathering eggs to administering fowl-friendly antibiotics to ill, quarantined chickens. While the animals make adorable additions to the neighborhood—and hey, I love fresh eggs as much as the next gal—I’ve seen enough chicken shit to know…

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