CHICKENS IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA?
One of my most popular blog articles continues to be Sarah’s Guide to Backyard Chicken Regulations in the Kansas City Area, which I posted nearly two years ago. During this time, the popularity of backyard chickens seems to have soared, and I am so happy that my little chart has helped so many people. Updating the chart and adding more cities is on my to-do list, but for now, I just update it as I learn of changes in city codes.
MY CHICKEN STORY
When I posted that chart back in 2010, it was a result of personal research and interest. I knew that I wanted a few backyard hens for eggs, but I had no knowledge of our local rules and regulations. Upon learning that chickens were permitted in my city, I set about researching coops and convincing the husband, and in the spring of 2012, we finally got chickens. It is easier, more entertaining, and less poopy than I imagined. I really love having backyard hens. We are now collecting eggs daily, thankfully the dog is over her initial predator-prey instincts, and the chickens are healthy and fun to watch.
Want to find a chicken-friendly property in the Kansas City area?
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NEED YOUR HELP
One thing that I have experienced challenges with is finding clean, organic, locally grown feed. For me, part of the reason for having chickens is to have delicious eggs produced by chickens who eat a clean, natural diet. Are you having the same challenges or do you know of a great local resource? I am considering starting a local backyard hen club or co-op so that we can bulk buy and share supplies and feed. Is anyone interested in something like this? Please send me an email with the subject line “Chickens” so that I can keep your email on file and contact you with chicken-related information.