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Chickens roam the hills of Glassell Park

April 30, 2011 |  6:44 pm

ChickensThe hilltop City Farm in Glassell Park is welcoming visitors Sundat to show off its flock.

It wasn't long ago that a vacant, one-acre lot in Glassell Park was home to little more than weeds, black walnut trees and sumac. Now it's the home of five dozen chickens and a couple dozen ducks, all of which roam the open land and lay eggs on the City Farm, which bills itself as "a little bit of country in Glassell Park."

Reies Flores, who runs the City Farm with his wife, has been raising chickens since 2005. All but one of the first chicks were eaten by a coyote who "literally broke down the back fence and came in and ate them all," Flores said.

Read the full story and get details on the City Farm open house at  The Times' Home blog.

 -- Susan Carpenter

Photo: Free-range chickens scratching on a Mt. Washington hillside. Credit: Reies Flores