Friday, July 24, 2009

There Is A Backyard Chicken Revolution Going On!

It's official! There is a backyard chicken revolution going on at the moment, as raising chickens is taking the western World by storm.

Keeping chickens in the back garden is the fastest growing hobby in the UK, and state officals are being bombarded with permit requests to raise some backyard chickens in the USA.

Below are just a small selection of news items that are flooding the Internet on this subject;

Local residents hatching backyard chicken coops
Ventura County Star - Zeke Barlow - ‎6 hours ago‎
“Mad City Chickens,” a documentary about Wisconsin residents' fight to legalize raising chickens in an urban setting, will be shown. ...

Backyard farmersCity dwellers are discovering the joys of raising ...
The Register-Guard - Cheryl Rade - ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Sandra Stubbs, Eugene deputy city recorder, says she has received an increase in calls inquiring about raising chickens within the city limits. ...

Williamstown workshop taps into phenomenon of backyard chickens
Advocate Weekly - Rebecca Dravis - ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
"I have noticed some neighbors and friends talking about raising chickens at home and thought this would be an interesting class," said Ivana Luttazi, ...

Urban Chicken Raising: Hip Pets?
Digital City - Tami Yu - ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Blurring the lines between city and country, more and more urban dwellers are raising chickens (and collecting lots of eggs) in their own backyard. ...

No reason to fear backyard chickens Saraboo News Republic - Joan Wheeler - ‎9 hours ago‎
Raising more food in our own backyards increases the safety and security of our local food supply. Chickens that eat weeds, bugs and regular feed are ...

Area residents raising chickens for fresh eggs
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Siv Schwink - ‎Jul 18, 2009‎
Yahoo! searches on "chickens for sale" is 162 percent higher than last year and searches on "raising chickens" is 576 percent higher than 2007. ...

Hens topic of Polson meeting
Montana's News Station - ‎16 hours ago‎
Crossett added that raising chickens in urban areas has become popular (like in Missoula, and usually ordinances restrict the poultry to hens only. ...

Silicon Valley residents try their hand at raising backyard chickens
San Jose Mercury News - Dana Hull - ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
And that puts him squarely in the middle of the latest fad for some intrepid urban and suburban gardeners: raising backyard chickens. ...

Interested in raising chickens in the city
Examiner.com - Kristen Rezabek - ‎Jul 10, 2009‎
Some friends of ours have built a luxurious chicken coop in their back yard and are raising chickens. They have two laying hens Ms. Red, a Rhode Island Red ...

Landeens get multiple benefits from owning, raising chickens
Arizona Daily Star - Elena Acoba - ‎Jul 12, 2009‎
Chickens serve up more than eggs for Colette and Jonathan Landeen. The eight cluckers help keep the vegetable garden and the rest of the ...

Long live the revolution!

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