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Domenica Protheroe holds her “head hen” Ruby Sunday afternoon. A local advocate for the backyard chicken movement, Protheroe brought home her four-chicken flock last spring. She’s built a predator-safe coop and is working on waterproofing the chicken run.

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MONMOUTH — When Domenica Protheroe started her flock of four hens last April, she was more than ready to make a home for her family’s new additions.


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