Chickens in the News

I always enjoy seeing media articles about city chickens, especially from sources that usually have nothing to do with chickens.  Some of them are pleasant stories about living with backyard chickens, but a lot of times they are about disputes between chicken owners and their neighbors or city officials. Here are a few I have collected and hyperlinked.  Keep checking back.  I am always updating and adding to this post.

Backyard Barnyards?:  Long Beach Press Telegram, Oct. 27, 2011

Man of the House: As with all poultry, just follow the recipe:  Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8, 2011

Fresno Urbanites Connect to Ag by Keeping Chickens: Fresno Bee,  April, 3, 2011

Are Brown Eggs More Nutritious than White Eggs: Test Your Egg IQ –  Huffington Post, December 14, 2010

Pet chickens in the city have neighbor crying foul – San Diego Union Tribune, November 17, 2010

Tulare hen egg-scapade – ABC News 30, KFSN-TV Fresno, CA, September 5, 2010

City Backyards Become Homes to Chickens and Their Eggs –  ABC News, September 22, 2010

Neighbors’ chickens ruffle feathers in Bishop – Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2010

Backyard eggs vs. store-bought: They taste the same. The Washington Post, June 2, 2010

The Conversation: Why are birds a dirty word?: Sacramento Bee, July 8, 2010

Kinder, gentler chickens to be bred to rule future free-range roosts – Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2010

Green Content – Hatching some backyard fun by raising chickens at home, April 2nd, 2010

Elusive Glendale Chicken Gets a New Home –, KTLA  Morning News, February 3, 2010

Dirty Jobs – Chicken Busters – Discovery Channel, January 19, 2010

More Suburbanites are Raising Chickens – US News and World Report,  April 15, 2009

Seeking Self-Reliance, Americans Raise Own Chickens –, August 3, 2009

In Portland, Urban Chickens Are Old Hat – ABC News, August 24, 2009

More Central Coast residents are raising chickens Local –, Oct. 11, 2009

Chickens in the City The Santa Barbara Independent, October 9, 2009

Chick Magnet Saturday Evening Post, October 4, 2009

Community Coup: Chickens Are the New Dog Huffington Post, October 3, 2009

A Beginner’s Guide to City Chickens – Huffington Post, September 24, 2008

News To Us: Pet Chickens : Apartment Therapy Los Angeles, November 13, 2008

The Craze for Urban Chicken Farming – Newsweek, November 17, 2008

Chicks in the city – Los Angeles Times, December 06, 2008

Pet hens and chicks – Los Angeles Times, December 06, 2008

All Cooped Up in a Manhattan Apartment– New York Times, May 17, 2007

A Chicken on Every Plot, a Coop in Every Backyard – New York Times, September 19, 2007

City Chickens Range Free : NPR, November 4, 2007

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