Therapy Chickens: more than fresh eggs

City Says No To Boy’s Therapy Chickens

The City Council in DeBary, Florida recently reversed its decision to let residents keep up to three backyard hens. A growing number of U.S. communities have allowed backyard chickens as part of a movement to encourage urban agriculture and local food self reliance. For most, chickens are a source of fresh eggs and potent fertilizer; for one family in DeBary, the change threatens a positive influence in the life of their son, who has autism.

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