Urban Chicken Keeping and the Fear of Flu

Back in 2005, we classified urban chicken keeping as a 'weird eco-habit'. Maybe we shouldn't have been so hasty — it seems that the trend is catching on all over the place. Only yesterday we brought news of the expanding range from Omlet, the makers of the "iPod of hen houses", and last week we heard about a chicken keeping cooperative in Portland, Oregon. But how will the fear of bird flu impact this movement? This short report on YouTube (original source unknown), looks at the growth in chicken keeping in London, and discusses the problem of keeping track of informal, small-scale flock owners. It seems like most keepers are relatively sanguine about the threat, as long as proper hygiene precautions are followed. Their neighbors are sometimes less understanding...

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