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Hatching some backyard fun by raising chickens at home

April 2nd, 2010

By Harriet Blake
Green Right Now

Raising chickens has become Kathy Bonham’s passion. She and her husband Mike grew up with chickens as kids in Iowa, but since marrying at the age of 18, the couple hadn’t been around farm animals in many years.

Kathy Bonham's growing flock

Kathy Bonham's growing flock

After moving to Missouri a year ago, they decided to start a “chickens for eggs” enterprise. It seemed like a good idea now that their five children were grown and their new home was situated on four acres.

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Giving hens some space: The big guys’ push for ‘cage-free’ eggs

July 15th, 2009

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

A robin may be the mascot for the Red Robin restaurant chain, but chickens are the birds getting a big break from the company.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has more than 300 company-owned restaurants, and they are swiftly moving away from the use of eggs produced by hens that live in torturous conditions at factory farms across the country.

Photo: Humane Society of the United States

Hens in ‘battery cages’ by Compassion Over Killing

Right now, about one-third of the eggs in the Red Robin supply chain are “cage-free,” and they intend to have 100 percent of the eggs they serve come from cage-free hens by 2010, the company says.

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