Chickens in the backyard

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

On a walk along the Radnor Trail we stopped and talked with a woman who has a coop and a few hens in her backyard. Since then, thought a lot about having some really fresh eggs. Unfortunately we learned and confirmed that raising chickens is not permitted in our township, but just in case that changes (incredibly some city in Wisconsin did change its bylaws to allow poultry raising) or we move to a more bird friendly community, I'm saving the research.

Here are some links:

Urban Chickens

Chicken Feed: The World of Chickens

FAQ about City Chickens - from the Seattle Tilth website that has lots of information about composting and gardening.

Mad City Chickens - from Madison, WI.

Chickens in the City Project from Path to Freedom, Pasadena, CA.

The City Chicken

Backyard Chickens

Poultry One

The Chicken Video

City Farmer News - recent articles on urban chicken raising,