Archives: urban chickens

City Council: Support for chickens, beards

An unusual number of high profile ordinances–including “urban chickens”, pay for police/firefighters, changes to the water/sewer rates, and the appeal of a Commission of Architectural Review ruling–made for an interesting evening at City Council this week.

City Council to vote Monday on urban chickens

On the City Council agenda for Monday, February 25th: urban chickens.

City Council: Fowl play

This week Council agrees to look into the costs and benefits of urban poultry.

Henrico women forced to get rid of her chickens

Today we published my article about urban backyard chickens. As it so happens, a Henrico woman was just issued a citation for keeping hens in her backyard. A building inspector noticed the hens and reported her. She now has until the weekend to get them off her property. One of the people I spoke with […]

These are the faces of urban chickenry

Today we ran a story about Richmond’s rather restrictive urban chicken law. We had a few photos that got cut, so rather than exile them to the recycle bin, here they are in their feathered glory. Enjoy. Photos by Fionnuala Bradley Related A game of chicken: will Richmond finally allow backyard hens?