"Commercial" urban egg operations?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jonnogogo, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. jonnogogo

    jonnogogo New Egg

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    Hi all,

    My first post here, but I used the forums a lot when I was taking care of 16 beautiful hens in Berkeley, California!

    I'm writing a paper about henhouses in a zoning ordinance. I know that I want to encourage people to build henhouses in their yards as an "accessory" to their homes, but I'm trying to figure out if it would also make sense to allow henhouses/coops in commercial or industrial areas, as the "primary" use of a lot -- with regulations that would ensure humane living conditions for the hens.

    Has anyone heard of an urban commercial (for-profit or social enterprise) egg farm? I know that a number of businesses around the country are trying to make profitable urban farms on rooftops or in greenhouses, but I can't find any commercial chicken-raising operations.

    Thank you!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I haven't heard about anything like that but it sounds interesting :)
     
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