Chickens in Richfield?

With the local and organic movement, raising chickens in the city is suddenly in vogue. Today in Richfield you are allowed to have up to three hens in a confined space in your backyard – just enough for a couple eggs for your breakfast – but this limitation wasn’t always the case. In the first half of the 20th century, it was common to have a handful of chickens running around yard and for some Richfielders, eggs were a big business. Take a look at these ads from 1941 to get an idea of just how much raising chickens in Richfield has changed.

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