The Backyard Chicken Fight chronicles how keeping chickens in your yard is ruffling feathers across the country. Plus, there is a beginner's guide, with expert advice from nationally known chickener, Mike Stanton.
Author Gretchen Anderson talked with urban chicken farmers from around the country. Some of them keep hens on the sly—hoping their local municipalities will change current ordinances; many of them, embroiled in their own chicken fight. Others are happily and legally keeping backyard flocks, and telling their stories. They benefit from a bounty of eggs, abundant organic fertilizer and natural pest control. Chicken keepers will also admit that the quirky birds provide hours of entertainment, companionship and pleasure.
Anderson is an award-winning humor columnist (Idaho’s Independent newspaper), urban gardener and backyard chicken farmer.