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Those backyard chickens could give you salmonella, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says

Tanya Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, and her daughter Iolana feed their chickens in the backyard of their home, in Des Moines. Charlie Neibergall AP file.

The CDC traced 10 outbreaks back to backyard poultry over the last year, the most ever recorded by the CDC. Seventy percent of those who fell ill reported contact with live poultry in the week before illness

By Joshua Tehee
Kansas City Star
October 20, 2017

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While backyard chicken coops have become popular in recent years, they aren’t always legal and there is an underground “urban chicken” movement in many major cities, according to World Watch Institute. Grassroots efforts in other cities have led to ordinances that allow for limited numbers of hens within city limits, according to the site.

Partly, the trend is an extension of the larger urban farming movement, Carol-Ann Sayle told World Watch Institute. She co-owns a five-acre farm in Austin, Texas that is walking distance from the state capitol, according to the website.

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Canada: Saskatchewan family forced to sell goats after losing court case to town

The goats supply three litres of milk, per day, to the family. (Submitted by Miranda Friske. )

Arborfield, Saskatchewan, creates bylaw prohibiting owning livestock

By Samanda Brace
CBC News
Oct 16, 2017

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The family was recently told to get rid of the goats that have been living in their backyard after town council approved a new livestock bylaw, and a judge ruled against their goats being allowed to stay.

“They were worried the goats were going to cause problems, but they didn’t cause any problems and they still went ahead,” Friske said.

Friske and her husband purchased their goats, Abby and Azur, in October 2015 after they realized they were both intolerant to cow’s milk.

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