Studies & Academic Articles
A study done by DePaul University that looks at the impact of backyard chicken ordinances on 23 cities across the country.
Promoting the Urban Homestead: Reform of Local Land Use Laws to Allow Microlivestock on Residential Lots
from the article: “The primary reason land use codes are unduly restrictive as to animal husbandry is because they are still geared towards maintaining a sharp distinction between rural and urban life. Cities have generally prohibited microlivestock because they are legally considered ‘farm animals.’ This distinction, however, runs counter to the growing interest of citizens in making full use of their privately owned property to provide for healthy food and family self-sufficiency.”