Chicken Wranglers, Urban Style

October 25, 2012
Three chickens foraging in grass.

Backyard chickens on the hunt in Urbana, IL.

Lisa Bralts

Two and a half years ago, one of the first In My Backyard pieces was about keeping chickens in the city. WILL’s Lisa Bralts follows up with both new and, uh, seasoned chicken owners, and learns what happens when girl chickens crow (they don’t), that raccoons and possums aren’t chickens’ only potential enemies, and that people give their chickens really strange names.