|Martha and Lulu. Photo by Joshua Kristal|
Lisa's sister Martha, who is one of the new urban backyard chicken pioneers in Brooklyn, New York, frequently gets interviewed about her flock. She gives great advice on her website: Brooklyn Feed. Martha's a terrific spokesperson for urban agriculture. Sensible, practical.
Today's Journal article, begins with her comments on the difficulty of finding veterinarian services for poultry in New York City, and then goes off into the (for some) crazy world of people spending thousands of dollars on vet bills for chickens and then the completely absurd land of... well, I'll just quote:
Dolly sleeps in a basket near her owner, has her own Twitter feed and travels in a Ralph Lauren tote bag.I keep checking the calendar. It's not April 1st yet, is it?
"She laid her first egg in the bed of a Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta," Mr. Brown says.
A spokeswoman for the two Ritz-Carlton hotels in Atlanta said they had no knowledge of the chicken laying an egg there.
Meantime, Dr. Greenacre's hospital recently saw a turkey beset by seizures and respiratory problems. It got an MRI. In another case, vets at the same hospital pulled 97 cents in change from a duck.
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