Residents push to own backyard chickens

Thursday, July 30, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 4:40 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

COLUMBIA — The demonstration garden at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture has a little bit of everything: tomatoes, peanuts, squash, corn, beans and broccoli among others. One thing it’s missing is its own small flock of chickens, an absence that director Adam Saunders hopes to be filled soon.