18 Apr '12, 1pm

Outlaw Chicken Keepers Keep the Faith in Nashville

Outlaw Chicken Keepers Keep the Faith in Nashville

The Perennial Plate /Video screen capture When I saw the video title "Underground Chickens", I assumed I'd be seeing a subterranean version of this cool chicken tunnel system . But this topic is more down-to-earth, if frustrating. It's a video of people in Nashville, Tennessee, who are breaking the law by keeping backyard chickens. There are, of course, many communities where backyard chickens are banned . Some fear they are a gateway drug for urban cows , while others are worried they may pave the way for backyard slaughter . Either way, given the renewed interest in growing your own food, the ongoing tough economy, and the fact that even Williams-Sonoma are selling chicken coops , it seems likely that the urban chicken is hear to say. I would have thought that cities would be better off not fighting the trend, and instead working with chicken keepers and concerned neighb...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/outlaw-chicken-keep...

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