Urban Chicken Owners Needed - National Public Radio Story urban chickn

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nifty-Chicken, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    I received the following email:


    I’m researching a story for National Public Radio on urban chickens. I’m looking for people in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, and other major cities who are raising chickens in their homes, backyards, balconies, etc. Is there anyone at Backyard Chickens who might be able to point me in the right direction?

    Thank you,


    If you are raising chickens in an urban environment you should shoot her an email:

    [email protected]

    Oh... and make sure you / she mention BYC as much as possible!!!​
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    Moved this here for a little more exposure...
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I know the point of the inquiry is "urban" chickens, because it makes interesting press. But maybe a few of us should e-mail that NPR person and briefly plug the growing trend of raising chickens in areas not traditionally associated with chickens (i.e. suburbia and non-farm areas). And of course, tout BYC as a source of info !
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Quote:Carla, are you saying everyone doesn't read the forum announcements and feedback section every time they login? I'm SHOCKED!!
  5. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    follow Terries lead...lock it and ask ppl not to read it [​IMG]
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    You know, that would work too!
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

  9. blue90292

    blue90292 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    very nice. thank you for the link.
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I would probably be a good example of urban chicken raising, in the middle of a neighborhood, in the middle of a city but I would be alittle afraid to draw that much attention to myself and my little flock. I guess danged if you do and danged if you don't because it could help others get started but it could also get the anti-chicken folks stirred up too.

    Isn't that crazy to even have to debate letting folks know you have great pets?! No one thinks a thing about putting up or in a swimming pool and slopping around all summer making more noise than 100 chickens but that is not out of the norm I guess or the barking dogs!

    Hopefully the writer found someone willing to help her out with her story?

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