Research into Breeding
10:02 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Better Chickens, Improved Food Security in Africa

Iowa State University scientists Jack Dekkers (left) and Sue Lamont traveled with Huaijun Zhou (center) of the University of California, Davis, to Morogoro, Tanzania. They met with their collaborators on a USAID-funded project to improve chicken genetics in Africa.
Credit Courtesy of Sue Lamont

One extra egg a day. What would that mean to your family?

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November 2012
2:47 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from November 2012.  

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Aldermen Reject Proposal
10:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Chickens Won’t Come Home to Roost in Macomb

A proposal that would have allowed people to raise chickens in Macomb laid an egg. A clear majority of the city council opposed the idea during the November 26 Committee of the Whole meeting.

“If we open this door, then the next thing you know it’s pot-bellied pigs or llamas. Now’s the time to stop that, right now,” said Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert.

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Public Forum October 10
8:26 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Should Chickens Come Home to Roost in Macomb?

The Macomb Planning Commission is reviewing whether those living in residential areas should be allowed to raise chickens.

“I think it's a progressive move to maybe think about allowing this. (Let's) see what people want,” said Commissioner Chris McDaniel.

Residents are allowed to keep chickens in some of the nation's largest cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, and St Louis. But Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch pointed out those are urban areas with no agricultural land nearby.

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