Welcome to the Alliance!
Huntsville Alabama's home for urban chicken advocacy
According to the Worldwatch Institute, “… an Urban Chicken Movement has swept across the United States in recent years.” Some people want organic eggs and garden compost, others are concerned about food security, others want to “eat local” to save resources, and others wish to enjoy the entertaining, fun pets hens can be. There have been lots of news articles written about this growing trend, which is increasing primarily in upscale neighborhoods.
Cities like Atlanta, Austin, Portland, Richmond, Dallas, Boise, Denver, Seattle, San Diego, and Nashville (just to name a few) have all relaxed their zoning laws to allow for a few backyard hens. In fact, according to Newsweek Magazine, more than 65% of major U.S. cities now allow backyard hens.
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