Laws and Regulations

This category covers Chicken Laws and Regulations.

  1. The Legal Realities of Backyard Chickens

    If you read the news you will see that backyard chicken laws are being changed and adopted all over the country. As people fight to start keeping chickens or even to keep the ones they already have, the law has been the focus of many chicken owners. While from the outside looking in, it may seem black and white, the fact of the matter is that there is more to many laws than meets the eye. The law is never as simple as yes, you can or no, you cannot have chickens. There is much more to it...
  2. Chicken Saddles

    An interesting item that you may or may not currently have on hand is a chicken saddle. This is not a literal saddle, of course, but instead more of a cloth pad that is intended to cover the back of your chicken. Chicken saddles, also referred to as aprons, attach with straps and are useful both in the case of caring for injuries and preventing them from occurring in the first place. The main reason you may wish to use a chicken saddle is to prevent injury to your hens during mating. When a...
  3. Michigan Law Change to Affect Backyard Chickens

    All across America, backyard chicken coops have been popping up left and right. People have chosen to raise their own chickens, be it for eggs, meat, or both due to concerns about the chemicals used in mass produced eggs and meat. A lot of these backyard chicken dreams come to be a reality on small acreage. While chickens can be managed on small parcels of land, objecting neighbors have frequently voiced unfavorable opinions about these practices. City Councils have raised the issue and in...
  4. Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard in a City

    Chicken are fun and productive pets, to have in your backyard, but certain cities have very strict rules, which prohibits having them. If you are living in a city and really love having these birds in your backyard then you need to check out if it is legal to have them. Cities such as Calgary, Detroit, and Iowa City do not allow them, and some cities will only allow them if you have a large property. The First Step Your first step would be to find out if keeping chickens in your backyard is...
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