Why would a Hollywood producer make a video about chickens?
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think there are almost ten thousand backyard chicken flocks in Los
Angeles alone," according to USDAVeterinarian Dr. Lilly Rai,
"That's a quarter million birds. They're everywhere."
In the Atlanta Journal, Kim Dennis praised her eight chickens. "They're just so peaceful and wonderful. They crack me up because they're so out of place."
In Seattle, City Chicken classes have been standing room only for the last two years. Zoning laws are generally determined locally, and can vary widely. Even cities that prohibit livestock rarely prosecute people with backyard chickens unless a neighbor objects.
These urban folks with a yen for fresh yolks are flocking to "Beginners Guide to Raising Chickens," a new home video made by a network TV producer who's kept a small flock of poultry for almost 25 years, partly to help de-stress her demanding career.
saw a need for some neighborly advice," says Allison MacLeod,
a Hollywood producer and backyard flock owner. "My friends all
wanted pet chickens, but didn't know how to start."
Can a Hollywood producer talk turkey about chickens? Kathy Burr-Ballestros, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau thinks so. "I wish I'd had this video before I started with chickens. It would be good for people in the city who want to raise chickens."
Celebrity chef Donna Prizgintas was impressed with the demonstration of how to turn a hen into a dinner. "This video gives a sensible demonstration of chicken butchering. It's empowering!."
MacLeod hopes her new will appeal to this new breed of urban chicken fancier. "We’re also offering a bumper sticker to people who order direct from our web site, www.chickenvideo.com." The sticker says: "Wherever chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have chickens."
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