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Farming chickens a returning trend in northern Quebec

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


August 30, 2020
By CBC News

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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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