first, this, in case you didn’t see it: a flock of free-range chickens in Harlem. Lends credence to the idea that I could, actually, live in Manhattan and have a garden and chickens. Just need somebody to pay for it, that’s all.
A big thumbs-up to Ft. Collins, CO, for deciding to allow backyard hens. The rules: Six hens max, no roosters, and you can’t slaughter them. Fair enough.
Salt Lake City is still thinking about it.
A Vermont couple actually found the police at their door about their illegal chickens, but they’re all legit now.
Ann Arbor will let you have four hens, but you’ve got to do some paperwork first, including getting a consent form from the neighbors.
And in Oregon, a woman fights to keep her chickens in spite of zoning laws that make it hard to have backyard hens and still comply with the required buffer zones. You can see pictures of her very charming coop on her blog here.