Adam A. Hady, Ron Kean
Urban chickens are popular, but are they for your home or your community? If you are a homeowner thinking of raising chickens or a plan commission or city council member considering an ordinance change, Poultry in Urban Areas walks you through:
- The benefits of raising chickens
- Problems with raising chickens, and how to address them
- Practical issues, such as providing shelter
This publication will help you understand what it takes to successfully raise chickens in an urban setting (4 pages; 2011).
Poultry in Urban Areas is the third publication in a new series called “Poultry for Small Farms & Backyards” that addresses the concerns of those who keep chickens in an urban or small farm setting. Also available: Producing Poultry on Pasture (A3908-01) and Pasture Poultry Ark (A3908-02).
Want to learn more?
University of Wisconsin-Extension poultry education website: www.uwex.edu/ces/animalscience/poultry/resources.cfm
Urban Chickens: urbanchickens.org
Polk County home composting information: polk.uwex.edu/hort/composting.html
Richland County poultry website: richland.uwex.edu/ag/poultrylinks.html