Archive for January, 2017
There is a new fad all over the country. People are raising chickens in cities across the United States. From buying chicken nesting boxes to conferring with other chicken lovers about the best herbs to feed them, people from coast to coast are getting in on the action, according to the World Watch Institute.
Although it is illegal in a number of places, a fad that has been dubbed the “urban chicken movement” seems to be catching on in a lot of places. Residents of several cities have been found raising chicken illegally in their backyard. A lot of the interest in raising chickens has come from the desire to buy local produce and other food. The problem is most cities limit where hens can live legally.
One urban poultry farmer in