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Chicken-Keepers Flock to Maplewood Chickenfest

People and their chickens came to Ryan Hummert Park on Saturday.

Maplewood and Richmond Heights allow backyard chickens, and on Saturday many of them came to Ryan Hummert Park for the first Chickenfest.

Organizer Geri Redden estimated at least 70 chicken-keepers and their birds came.

"We were just doing this from scratch, so to speak," she said. "I thought it was very successful."

See more photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook.

They contested for the largest egg, the prettiest egg, the best layer, the prettiest chicken and the smartest chicken.

They mostly enjoyed the afternoon, as their chickens, tethered by a cord on one leg picked in the grass.

Bob Harsh October 24, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Thanks to the Patch Editor, Doug Miner. His publicity of the event helped make it such a great success. Love all the pictures he took. Thanks Doug!!!!
Doug Miner October 24, 2012 at 04:52 PM
You're welcome, Bob Harsh, and thanks to you for all you do around Maplewood!

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