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Linda Nellet brought a few of her birds to a backyard-chicken seminar in Chicago.
Linda Nellet brought a few of her birds to a backyard-chicken seminar in Chicago.

City chickens and urban eggs

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Maybe it's easy to imagine chickens cooing and clucking on American farms, but how about in big-city backyards? Well, keeping chickens is legal in the nation's three largest cities, but in one of them, chicken-lovers nearly lost that right. Shawn Allee tells how some urban chicken-keepers were nearly caught off guard, and how they plan to keep their chickens in the coop.

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