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Hey Easter Bunny: If you need eggs, try chickens from Santa Cruz!


Hey Easter Bunny: If you need eggs, try chickens from Santa Cruz! | Mobile Ranger

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Actually, most of the chicken farms in Santa Cruz are gone now:

Although the contest produced record numbers of eggs throughout its thirteen year run, the last contest in Santa Cruz was held in 1930 due to lack of entries for the next year. By the late 1930s the area surrounding the poultry plant in the DeLaveaga Park District no longer allowed new poultry farms to be built and soon farms began disappearing until most were concentrated in the Live Oak District. Today, the days of egg laying contests are over, the local celebrity hens are long gone, and all but one poultry farm, Glaum Egg Ranch in Aptos, has flown the coop.

I love the thought of "celebrity hens".

Me too. I guess like we have Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub these days.

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