Chickens Move Off the Farm and into the City

Chickens Move Off the Farm and into the City
Carson Slaughter. Photo by Julianne Hill.
Chickens Move Off the Farm and into the City
Carson Slaughter. Photo by Julianne Hill.

Chickens Move Off the Farm and into the City

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Alderman Lona Lane in 2007 proposed outlawing chickens in the city, claiming the birds posed a public health hazard. Urban chicken owners united and successfully contested the ban. Now, raising backyard chickens is a growing trend in Chicago and across the country. For WBEZ, Julianne Hill has the story.

Angelic Organics Learning Center holds workshops on backyard chicken care.