Is it because of economic reasons, concerns about food safety, farm to table movement, or another reason that the interest in urban chicken farming is on the rise?
Back in March of last year, city chickens were in the news and we had visions of a small coop with a few Buff Orpingtons providing fresh eggs.
Seems it is technically legal to own chickens here in DC. However, they cannot be within 50 feet of a resident which makes it virtually impossible for your Rhode Island Red to be a legal resident.
But D.C. Council member Tommy Wells has introduced legislation that would allow residents to to keep chickens if they have the written consent of at least 80 percent of the neighboring property owners. So city chickens may still come home to roost in DC.