How to Keep Your Chickens Legal and Safe in the City

Keeping Chickens in the City

Keeping chickens is now becoming more and more popular among individuals and families looking to become more self-sufficient. In fact, they’re becoming so popular that it’s now common to have people raising chickens in areas that no one ever really expected them. From suburbs to cities, raising chickens is making a big comeback.

Raising Chickens in the City Rooster

The big question is how do you keep chickens within the city? wrote a great article on this very subject and I wanted to share it.

1. Zoning laws

Despite the growing popularity of backyard flocks, many cities haven’t kept pace and have zoning laws that prohibit the keeping of chickens within city limits.

2. Neighborhood predators

You’d expect there to be a danger to a flock of chickens out on a farm. Suburbia, however, has perils of its own that can be deadly for your brood.

3. Free-range dangers

You may not have acres of land to allow your chickens to free-range. Even with an average-sized yard, however, your small flock can happily spend days rooting through the grass and bushes in search of snacks, a warm dirt spot to burrow down in, or a shady area to rest.

4. Poisonous plants

Many decorative plants that look beautiful in landscaping beds are poisonous to chickens.

Raising Chickens in the City Plants That Can Be Poisonous to Chickens

Source: How To Keep Your Chickens Legal (And Safe) In The Big City

Do you have any experience with raising chickens within city limits? Let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Interested in raising chickens? Be sure to check out Building a Backyard Chicken Coop – Cheap and Sustainable Prepping for ideas on building your own chicken coop.

You can always find more preparedness articles in our preparedness section!

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Joe “Ready” is an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with more than 20 years of service and multiple ground combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has a bachelors degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and has been interested in prepping and preparedness for close to two decades.

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