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
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
RULES AND REGULATIONS
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.
LINKS OF INTEREST
YouTube video: Urban chicken farmer in New Orleans
Raising chickens at home (Home Advisor)