Setting Up Urban Chicken Coops

Courtesy Creative Coops Plan a coop that won’t interfere with neighborhood aesthetics. Many cities—from Seattle to Madison, Wis., and New York to Albuquerque, N.M.—are welcoming chickens in residential backyards, but as with any enterprise in our complex world, raising chickens is subject to a variety of local zoning and land-use laws and regulations. In keeping […]

Jail Time Threatens Chicken Owners

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Urban chicken keepers across the country face penalties for not complying with confusing city ordinances. It’s not surprising that urban chicken owners have been the first to run headlong into city laws and ordinances that not only restrict or prohibit keeping hens, but also serve up hefty fines for doing so. While animal […]