Canadian Poultry Magazine

Backyard chickens in the Arctic?

By The Globe and Mail   

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How one woman took a crack at chicken farming in Inuvik.

The rust-coloured hens running around like maniacs in Raygan Solotki’s downtown Inuvik yard are getting their first taste of the outdoors this year. It’s May, and they’ve spent the past seven months inside Ms. Solotki’s heated tool shed.

The beady-eyed survivors of an especially brutal Arctic winter are proof that even here, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, backyard chickens can thrive.

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