Chickenology: The Art & Science of Keeping Chickens http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Backyard chicken movement moves to schoolyard http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/backyard-chicken-movement-moves-schoolyard <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-971179.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-971179.mp3</a></p><p>Raising chickens has become a bit of a trend in urban and suburban areas.</p><p>But one St. Louis area school is embracing the so-called backyard chicken movement as a teaching tool.</p><p>The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District has 16 chickens, and the group of students who care for them has now written a guide to help others raise hens.</p><p>They&rsquo;ll <a href="http://www.left-bank.com/event/maplewood-richmond-heights-chickenologists-present-chickenology-art-science-raising-chickens">be signing &quot;Chickenology: The Art &amp; Science of Keeping Chickens&quot; at 2 p.m. Sunday</a> at Left Bank Books&rsquo; Downtown.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman met the school&rsquo;s &ldquo;chickenologists&rdquo; just before the school year draws to a close Thursday. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:35:38 +0000 Maria Altman 1334 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Backyard chicken movement moves to schoolyard