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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