Chickenology: The Art & Science of Keeping Chickens

The Rundown
10:16 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Women In The News — Again

Jill Abramson delivering her commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday, May 19.
Credit (Wake Forest University)

If there’s one thing I hate to do as a writer is repeat myself. I don’t like to say the same thing over and over again.

But sometimes, stories are so compelling and just don’t seem to die. So, I find that I have to retread familiar ground just a little bit.

This time, it’s women in corporate America.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

For those who have forgotten our high school French, that handy phrase translates to: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

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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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