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Urban Chickens

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

The Problem With Backyard Chickens

Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

Backyard chicken farming has grown in popularity in recent years, as more urban residents turn to gardening and farming. But along with a rise in roof...

City Living Is for the Birds

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

The advantages to having chickens foraging in my yard outweigh the trouble of their care. If you are considering chickens, provided your city or suburb's code allows them, here are a few thoughts about their care.

Parents' Fight Over Backyard Chickens Turns Nasty

Posted 08.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As of Friday morning, the notoriously persnickety D.C. Urban Moms and Dads online message board participants are still fighting about ch...