Philadelphia Backyard Chickens
"In 2004 chickens were outlawed in the city of Philadelphia," said Philadelphia Backyard Chickens founder Maureen Breen, an Associate Clinical Professor of Accounting at Drexel University, who lives in Northeast Philadelphia raising her own backyard chickens.
"Several years after that about 10 years ago, the Weaver's Way Coop in Mt. Airy started a Facebook group called Philadelphia Backyard Chickens because they had a lot of people coming into their pet store and asking for chicken feed."
Customers were buying a lot of feed, said Breen of the group that has 2,500 members.
Although the backyard chicken group is still great colleagues with the Weaver's Way Co-op in Mt. Airy, they have moved on to continue their mission of legalizing raising chickens in Philadelphia.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the Philadelphia Sunday Sun article below.
In The News
- Philadelphia Backyard Chickens: Miss V. is on a mission to make raising chickens in Philadelphia legal again, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, August 12, 2021.