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Backyard Chickens

What We Talk About When We Talk About Chickens

Chuck Nyren | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

A couple of months ago, four chicks were purchased at our local Co-op -- along with a bag of crumbles (a new word for me), various water and food containers, a sack of wood shavings and a heat lamp.

Backyard Hen Opponents Say That, Er, Chicken-Killing Dogs May Be Shot

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

The battle between those who want backyard hens in the D.C. suburb of Arlington and those whose website features the slogan "No Clucking Way!" has bee...

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

Backyard Chickens Backfire On Hipsters

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. ...

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...

Keep Chickens Out Of Arlington Back Yards?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.01.2013 | DC

Why did the chicken cross the road? In Arlington, we may never know. A new organization, "Backyards, Not Barnyards," is hoping to keep the pract...

Couple Given Permission To Keep Chickens, Dwarf Goats

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Patti S. Borda | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

It took the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals just 16 minutes to give Jessica Mills-McLaughlin and Michael Morgan permission to keep chickens o...

The Dinosaurs in My Backyard

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for Rodale.com All over the United States, people are opening their lawns and gardens to dinosaurs, allow...

Don't Be the Last Person to Get Backyard Chickens

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the backyards of Seattle, recreational chicken ranching is increasingly popular in urban and suburban neighborhoods. At the rate this agrarian hobby is growing it's only a matter of time until you have a few hens of your own.

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...

7 Ways to Care for Summer Chickens

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jean Nick, author and sustainability expert If you bought chicks in the spring they are about half grown by now, and they're big eno...

Frodo's Simple Living: Hobbit Holes as Tiny Homes (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Customers are using their hand-crafted structures as chicken coops (complete with distinctive rounded doors and windows), playhouses, garden sheds, backyard offices, yoga studios, meditation suites and guest cottages.

Takoma Park Residents Bothered By Rooster Crowing, Again

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cock a doodle don't. WRC-TV/NBC4's Shomari Stone brings news of a Maryland neighborhood that is getting fed up with noisy roosters. ...

Student Fights For Backyard Chickens

Wilmette-Kenilworth, IL Patch | Chi | Posted 06.30.2012 | Chicago

What started out as a school project is now turning into civic action for New Trier High School junior Zan Fisher. The Wilmette resident requested ...

The Secret to Happy Backyard Hens

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jean Nick, author and sustainability expert After a few weeks, the thrill of having chicks in your dining room starts to wear thin, ...

How to Start Raising Chickens

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jean Nick, author and sustainability expert When I was perhaps 10 years old, a lone Rhode Island Red hen wandered out of the woods a...

PHOTOS: Activists Build Support For At-Home Chickens

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

VIENNA, Va. -- Why keep backyard chickens? In one word: brunch. Ed Fendley is co-founder of the Arlington Egg Project, a group trying to bring back...

Steve Jobs' Google of the 60s: Whole Earth Catalog Revisited (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

In this video, Shelter editor Lloyd Kahn shows us a rare first issue of the Whole Earth Catalog, takes us for a tour of his homestead and gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter.

Velomobile Burns Calories Not Gas, Secure Like a Car (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The smallest car-looking vehicle on the streets of New Jersey.

Denver: Animal Farm (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council voted Monday night on the "Backyard Chicken" proposal. If it passes, Denver residents may be allowed up to eight chickens or d...

Raising Backyard Chickens (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Chickens are relatively inexpensive to raise, and they can provide up to about 4,000 eggs per chicken, throughout their lifetime.

Raise Your Own BBQ Wings: A Workshop in Backyard Chicken Harvesting

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I have now been eating my own meat birds for two seasons, and I was excited to do the slow-motion magic trick of turning a live chicken into a perfect roasting bird just like you'd see at the grocery store.

Urban Chicken-Keeping and Staying on the Neighbors' Good Side

Megan Paska | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I accepted a long time ago that I am likely a homeowners worst nightmare.

Baby Backyard Chicks & Springtime Eggs

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

You watched the video of my chickens surviving the winter, and the Thomas Keller quiche that their eggs helped create, now see their early years. On...