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Monday, June 21, 2010

Some say fie on fowl in the city

Laura Watson cradles Cecelia, one of her four hens, outside their $1,000 raccoon-proof coop in Seattle. All four birds are named after Watson's female ancestors, fitting because some see urban chickens as a post-feminist movement. Certainly, owning chickens in the city has become popular, but the trend is raising a few hackles.