Gallery: Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Hires Goat Herd to Graze Along Runway...


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Goats are some of nature’s most efficient lawnmowers – so it makes sense that one of the biggest airports in the country would want to employ them. This spring, Chicago restaurant Butcher & The Burger will lend its herd of goats to O’Hare Airport to graze along the runways. The herd of 25 goats will be transported to O’Hare from the nearby suburb of Barrington Hills in about a month, along with a shepherd who will oversee them and presumably protect them from Chicago’s coyote population.

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1 Comment

  1. dad June 6, 2013 at 6:48 am

    A person who looks after goats is a goatherd. A shepherd looks after sheep.

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