Gov. Pat Quinn is keeping chickens at the executive mansion.
Who’d think Gov. Pat Quinn was such a hipster.
A cool new national trend of raising chickens and hens has hit the Governor’s Springfield home.
Quinn keeps eight hens in a penned home on the grounds of the Executive Mansion. Each hen produces about one egg a day and they also recycle plant waste and provide manure for the gardens, according to the mansion’s master gardener.