Chickenology: The Art & Science of Keeping Chickens

Backyard Chicken Movement / Education
6:35 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Backyard chicken movement moves to schoolyard

Kaila Nong is among three chicken stewards who take care of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District's 16 chickens.
(Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio)

Raising chickens has become a bit of a trend in urban and suburban areas.

But one St. Louis area school is embracing the so-called backyard chicken movement as a teaching tool.

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.

They’ll be signing "Chickenology: The Art & Science of Keeping Chickens" at 2 p.m. Sunday at Left Bank Books’ Downtown.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman met the school’s “chickenologists” just before the school year draws to a close Thursday.

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