Demand grows for urban chickens

More city-dwellers are interested in raising chickens, hatching a unique business opportunity.

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More city residents are raising chickens in their yards, and new businesses are cropping up to take advantage of the new niche.

Growers say demand for chickens in urban areas has grown by as much as 20% a year since 2007.

“Historically, any time the economy has been bad, poultry has always been good,” said Bud Wood, president of the Iowa-based Murray McMurray Hatchery.

Murray McMurray is a leading shipper of retail-bound chicks, hatching 1.7 million annually.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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