Chicken Coops Growing in Popularity in American Backyards

When Owen Taylor got hired six years ago as the "city chicken intern" at Just Food, some people thought his job title was funny. Today no one in the food world would make a peep. Backyard chicken-keeping is a growing pastime around the country, spurred by the interest in local food and sustainability. "It's not a question of are you going to get chickens, but when are you ready to get chickens," says Taylor, now city farms manager at Just Food, a New York based non-profit. Town...Full Story
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