Already one of the greenest residencies amongst state governors, the Illinois Governor's Mansion added nine rescued hens to the mansion.
The little composters--a group of Ameraucanas and Rhode Island Reds--have taken up residence in a coop on the north side of the grounds.
They feed on food scraps from Mansion kitchen and produce eggs for the guests.
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