I raise chickens in my backyard in New Waterford. Even though New Waterford is bordered by an ocean, it's technically urban, which means my chickens are, too. For the most part, my neighbours have been pretty happy--or at least very curious--about my chickens. But some people at the other end of town are not as happy about their neighbours raising chickens, and they contacted the media to complain. Well, I think chickens are great--not only do they provide me with eggs, meat, poop for my garden, and hours of enjoyment, they helped me through the depression I suffered after I had to quit my shitty job when things there took a turn for the worse. So I decided to contact the CBC to tell a more positive story about backyard chickens...and became an "urban chicken defender" in the process.
Take a listen to my interview with CBC--you'll even hear my rooster, Slim Charles's, opinion, too (that's the handsome fellow on the left).