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.
Laws regarding urban chickens in different cities (some for and some against)
Analysis of chicken ordinances from 25 cities (a student paper)
Raising fowl and small animals in urban areas (Virginia Tech)
LINKS OF INTEREST
YouTube video: Urban chicken farmer in New Orleans
Southside Magazine article (Lexington, KY): Fowl play: What you need to know to have a happy backyard bird - March 31, 2010