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Shellie Pontius, of Port Orange, holds one of her five chickens. She and her husband, Scott, adopted and raised the chickens after the city approved a two-year Temporary Urban Chicken Pilot Program. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez

Around the Cluck: Caring for chickens in Port Orange

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Shellie Pontius, of Port Orange, holds one of her five chickens. She and her husband, Scott, adopted and raised the chickens after the city approved a two-year Temporary Urban Chicken Pilot Program. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez

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Pippi leads the way out of the coop. She is an Easter Egger and lays light blue eggs.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Pippi leads the way out of the coop. She is an Easter Egger and lays light blue eggs.

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Rocky is a Rhode Island Red chicken and lays brown eggs.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Rocky is a Rhode Island Red chicken and lays brown eggs.

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Chickens enjoy pecking at a meal worm, fruit and nut treat. In addition to their treat and daily chicken feed, they also eat scraps and leftovers.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Chickens enjoy pecking at a meal worm, fruit and nut treat. In addition to their treat and daily chicken feed, they also eat scraps and leftovers.

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Rocky walks through the herbs and flowers of the chicken pen.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Rocky walks through the herbs and flowers of the chicken pen.

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Gertie Grace is a Golden Wyondette and lays brown eggs.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Gertie Grace is a Golden Wyondette and lays brown eggs.

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Miranda is a Cuckoo Maran.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Miranda is a Cuckoo Maran.

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Snoop Chicken, a Frizzle chicken with curled feathers, is the youngest of the chickens. She will stay small and lay small eggs.

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 |

Snoop Chicken, a Frizzle chicken with curled feathers, is the youngest of the chickens. She will stay small and lay small eggs.

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