What the Cluck! Raise Backyard Chickens

Backyard chickens are fun pets that provide fresh eggs, eat pests and recycle food waste. Raising chickens in the city is a cinch. Here's how.

The Rhode Island Red chicken, the official state bird of Rhode Island, is docile and friendly, lays 200 to 300 brown eggs a year, makes a great meat chicken, and is known for its vigor and ability to produce eggs under marginal conditions.
Photo Courtesy American Livestock Breeds Conservancy