Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NPR Chickens

Foul Economy Has City Residents Raising Chickens

The recession has some city residents campaigning to raise chickens in their backyard тАФ basically to save a little cash by growing their own food. So more and more cities are passing laws allowing them to do that. In Maine, Portland's City Council voted to allow residents to keep up to six hens тАФ but no roosters.

City Folk Flock To Raise Small Livestock At Home
by Megan Verlee

City dwellers are accustomed to being awakened at night by the occasional siren or the roar of a low-flying jet. But the nocturnal disturbances in a Denver neighborhood have a slightly more agrarian feel.

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