Saturday, February 25, 2012

Victory Chickens in New York City

Backyard chickens provide lots of fresh eggs
in urban areas.  Click for photo credit.
A friend of mine sent me this link to a company that provides full service backyard chicken supplies in New York City.  Believe it or not, it is legal to have chickens in your backyard in the city!  However, if you head out to neighboring Long Island, it is illegal in many areas, even though there is typically more backyard space.  I think that it is time for backyard chickens in Long Island.

If you pay $785 to Victory Chicken, you get a chicken coop, three hens, feed, a chicken run, and tons of support and information to raise your chickens.  You can also rent to own for $75 a month.  Note, I am not advertising or providing any sort of testimonial for this organization.  I am just noting that the urban agricultural system is alive and well in New York City.

What are the chicken rules in your community?


Anonymous said...

Here in Columbia, MO, urban chickens became legal a little over a year ago. There was much discussion and many unhappy skeptics before this legalization.

A lot of thought and rules went into the final ordinance--things like number of chickens allowed, how close to property lines they could be, and the exclusion of roosters to name a few.

The city held quite a few workshops for people who were interested in learning more, so they would know what to expect and be better able to make good decisions about whether to tackle ownership and its responsibilities.

Since the law went into effect, there has been little squawking on the part of opponents, so I'd have to say that this has been a successful undertaking!

Anonymous said...

I have friends who live in Roosevelt and their neighbors have chickens. I don't know if it is done legally or illegally.