Challenging the Chicken Bylaws

The challenge of Urban Chickens makes regular appearances on the national newspaper circuit. The most recent is another New York Times article – this one about the City of New Haven, where some residents are just plain baffled by the fact that the zoning bylaw prohibits keeping chickens. “It seems extraordinary to me that you […]

Urban Chickens in Toronto

And Castlegar, BC? CBC covered a great story of an illegal chicken owner in Toronto who of course wanted to remain un-named. Check out the video here at CBC Sunday program. You can download the wmv file here. For those who doubt the support for urban hens, check out the comments on the CBC website […]

Chickens in Vancouver

A good day for Urban Chicken supporters in British Columbia: The City of Vancouver has moved one step closer to allowing urban chicken coops in residential backyards. Councillors voted unanimously on Thursday night to direct staff to study the issue and draft a bylaw amendment. City staff will take a few months to look at […]

Yard Fresh Eggs

We had a discussion at work about fresh local eggs. One comment made was that some people prefer not knowing “where the eggs come from”. My attitude is that eggs are so much better from free range, (sure they eat bugs and stuff), and they are so much better for you too… Image by Dystopos […]

Mad City Chickens

I’ve posted about this before, but I just found this link to an interview with the director of Mad City Chicken. Click on the image below to see the video. [ad#468] For a link to the film website, click here. This movie is showing in Nanaimo, BC in November… Urban Issues Film Festival in Nanaimo, […]