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Chickens and Eggs on Access Utah Monday

Buff Orpington

In many backyards across the state and country, poultry are becoming common. Raising poultry requires space, time, and special ingredients. Chickens are good for gardens, and the soul.  Today Bryan Earl speaks with Brit Merrill and Celia Bell about eggs, gardens, and chickens. 

Brit Merrill is a community gardener and volunteer manager for Wasatch Community Gardens and was instrumental in helping Salt Lake City craft and update the chicken ordinance. Celia Bell is an urban farmer with a large plot of land and raises chickens, bees, and the majority of her own food. 


Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time. When not in his garden, Bryan loves to travel with his family, ride trains, ski at Beaver Mountain, and sing with the American Festival Chorus.