University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Extension - Urban and backyard poultry

As shown in the news articles below, there has been an increase interest in keeping chickens, even in the city.

The fight for raising backyard chickens in the city - GRIT, May/June 2010

Link: C.I.T.Y - Chickens In The City

Chickens come home to roost in backyards around the USA - USA Today, November 9, 2009

Backyard chickens on the rise, despite neighbor's clucks- Los Angeles Times, June 2009

The craze for urban farming - Newsweek Magazine, November 7, 2008

U.S. city dwellers flock to raising chickens - WorldWatch Institute, October 6, 2008


A common question is "Can I keep chickens where I live?" The answer various considerably depending on where you live. You need to check federal, state, city and local ordinances.


Backyard chickens

Poultry Keeper

Institute of Urban Homesteading

Urban flock raiser

The Chicken Whisperer

YouTube video: Urban chicken farmer in New Orleans

Raising chickens at home (Home Advisor)