Local Governments handing out chickens! 

Friday, March 30, 2012 9:06:00 AM

In some parts of Europe the local government is promoting backyard chickens!

 

Chickens to cut Belgium's waste

Residents of a Belgian town are to be offered chickens as part of a campaign to reduce household waste.

Full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8539877.stm

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French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste

A French village has proposed giving two chickens to each household in order to cut down on organic waste. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17540287

 

A big thanks to Florence for sending us the link for this post!

 

-Toby

re: Local Governments handing out chickens!

Monday, April 2, 2012 8:27:26 AM Lily

This is so awesome.  Government handing out chickens.  I hope this will be in your spiel on 4/3/12.

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