As shown in the news articles below, there has been an increase interest in keeping chickens, even in the city.

The fight for raising backyard chickens in the city - GRIT, May/June 2010

The craze for urban farming - Newsweek Magazine, November 7, 2008

RULES AND REGULATIONS

A common question is "Can I keep chickens where I live?" The answer various considerably depending on where you live. You need to check federal, state, city and local ordinances.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Backyard chickens

Urbanchickens.net

YouTube video: Urban chicken farmer in New Orleans

Raising chickens at home (Home Advisor)