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Walker: For the love of chickens
Vickie Dawson
Vickie Dawson holding one of her 15-pound-plus Buff Orpington chickens. - photo by Andrea Walker
A 16-pound chicken named Portly can make a grown woman smile, especially if the woman happens to be known as “The Dragon Lady.” Earlier this month, I visited the home of Vickie (Karesh) Dawson, aka The Dragon Lady, just north of Camden in the country. I had heard lots of stories about Vickie, and quite frankly, her nickname of “The Dragon Lady” intimidated me a little.

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