Washington DC Residents Lobby to Raise Chickens on Capitol Hill

Concerns over industrialized food system prompt supporters of locally-raised poultry 

Washington, D.C., home to presidents, senators, ambassadors, and — if some residents have their way — urban chicken farmers.

These poultry pioneers are part of a growing movement of Americans who are promoting local production as an alternative to the country's industrialized food system.

But not everyone in Washington thinks chickens will make good neighbors.
Chickens on Capitol Hill

Amanda Cundiff raises three Rhode Island Red hens behind her modest yellow townhouse just a few kilometers from the U.S. Capitol.

While backyard poultry are a common sight in the developing world, they're hardly ever seen in America, where most chickens are raised on large commercial farms.

1 comment:

jaibone said...

Not so true anymore that home grown chickens don't exist in the US. There is a very big boom to having laying hens.