Urban Chicken Resources


Chicken Housing:

Legalizing backyard chickens in Vancouver and surrounding municipalities:

Chicken bylaws, codes, and ordinances in North America (a few):


  • Chickens In Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide – by Rick Luttmann
  • Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil – by Andy Lee and Pat Foreman
  • Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities – by Gail Damerow
  • Pastured Poultry Profits – by Joel Salatin
  • Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide [ILLUSTRATED] – by Jeremy Hobson, Celia Lewis
  • Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock – by Jay Rossier
  • Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows – by Gail Damerow
  • Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit (Hobby Farms) – by Sue Weaver
  • Building Chicken Coops: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224 – by Gail Damerow
  • Day Range Poultry: Every Chicken Owner’s Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures – by Andy Lee, Patricia Foreman, and Gene Logsdon