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Showing posts with label City Chickens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label City Chickens. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Raising chickens in the city can be a lot of fun

Raising chickens in the city can be a lot of fun
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Every now and again, a city will make news because it's wrestling with what to do about residents who want to raise a few chickens in the city, as Flower Mound and Denton are right now. It always makes me reflect on the relative strangeness of my ...
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Cooped-up: Urban poultry farmers are on the rise

Cooped-up: Urban poultry farmers are on the rise
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
A 2010 FDAC study in Denver, Los Angeles, Miami and New York reported that 85 percent of people raising chickens in their backyards do it for the eggs. Jenny Taylor with Greenfire Farms, a chicken hatchery in Havana, said for her, it was all about ...
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tips for Raising Urban Chickens



Tips for Raising Urban Chickens

Source: http://www.country-magazine.com/short-stories/country-life-stories/tips-for-raising-urban-chickens/

Raising chickens in an urban environment is easier than you think – here we share a first hand account and some expert advice on gathering fresh eggs straight from the backyard.

Tips for Raising Urban Chickens
Tips for Raising Urban Chickens
Up to three hens can roost and lay eggs in the Garden Ark (above), a portable style of coop. For more information, go to thegardencoop.com.

Raising chickens in the city just got easier – with these helpful tips from our experts!
  • Be sure to check local ordinances.
  • Order chickens from a feed store, farmer or online. Look for bright-eyed chicks with dry, clean feathers.
  • Keep chicks in a simple container lined with old towels and blankets. Include a feeder and waterer.
  • Provide a heat source on one side of the birds’ habitat.
  • Keep bedding clean and change it often.
  • Build or buy a simple chicken coop to keep the grown birds safe and provide a place for them to lay eggs and roost.
  • A coop requires nothing more than four walls and a roof, an opening for getting in and out, and a place to roost.
  • Chickens eat chicken feed and will forage for small bugs, weeds and seeds.
  • NOTE: Chicken manure is very high in nitrogen, so compost it before putting it on a garden or it will burn plant roots.
Tips courtesy of backyardchickens.com.
Click here for more information on raising chickens in the city.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Film encourages local municipalities to relax their no-chicken laws

Film encourages local municipalities to relax their no-chicken laws
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Chappaqua's Susan Rubin and Nikki Coddington, former mayor of Irvington, have teamed up to produce a documentary on backyard chicken keepers, called "Chicken Flick: Backyard Chickens for All." Westchester residents can go to the Hilltop Hanover Farm ...
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

City chicken ordinance passed by city council (The Sacramento Press)

City chicken ordinance passed by city council
The Sacramento Press
I want to give people that opportunity,” Ashby said, “but I don't want that decision to have a negative impact on the quality of life for people who don't want to have chickens in their backyard.” Kenneth Caldwell, a resident of Land Park, ...
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Bexley Soon May Allow Urban Chicken Farming