Canadian Poultry Magazine

Farming chickens a returning trend in northern Quebec

By CBC News   

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'Farmers give the same respect toward the land and animals as the Cree,' says newbie farmer.

Backyard chicken raising for fresh eggs is returning to the community of Mistissini in northern Quebec.

“It was done before so I wanted to give it a try,” said Bethanie Blacksmith. “It fits into our lives to have chickens. It has always been a dream of mine to have a little farm.”

Blacksmith did much of the research by reading and talking to people, as the climate for farming in the North isn’t the same as southern farming grounds.


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