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Quick Definition

What is an Urban Chicken?

Urban chickens are actually, in the words of one local veterinarian, “pets with benefits”. Urban chickens are a limited number of hens (we are asking for up to 6, and no roosters) kept in clean, enclosed and predator-proof coops in urban backyards.

The small size and gentle nature of backyard hens, particularly in the breeds known to be quiet and calm, make them great for families with even small children, and also ideal as a backyard food producer. Not only do they eat every type of insect imaginable, they also do a smash-up job eating leftovers, kitchen and garden scraps. In return for this omnivorous diet, they return two things: nutritionally-superior eggs and a desirable, highly bio-degradable and eco-friendly fertilizer product once composted.