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.
The big question is how do you keep chickens within the city? Offthegridnews.com 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.
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.
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