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Flock Together

by Erin Pihlaja on August 21, 2013

photo by Erin Pihlaja

Dominique, a heritage hen, was one of many different breeds of chickens on show during the Troy Tour de Coop event on Sunday (Aug. 18). Her owners, Anne Marie Haber and Mitch Cohen, hosted one of six locations in the city that opened their backyards up to visitors interested in learning how these urban homesteaders had set up their coops. Haber said her six birds have been “useful and entertaining” and that she hadn’t anticipated how much the neighborhood loves to interact with them. The event was organized by the Troy Coalition for Sustainable Urban Living, a group of Troy residents interesting in guaranteeing fresh food in urban environments.