Stealth Chickens

We’ve briefly talked about this before – but there are many towns and municipalities all over the U.S., and even the world (for that matter), that don’t allow chickens inside their limits.

This is a quick little read about how some folks in the Sacramento area are keeping stealth chickens anyhow.

It’s worth a read.


Urban chickens get tucked in at night all over California. They’re legal in varying number in Folsom, Roseville, Davis, Berkeley, Oakland, Anaheim and LA. Until Sacramento joins that list, the city’s stealth chickens will continue to run afoul of the law — which doesn’t have much meat, anyway. Get caught with a backyard hen, it’s a $100 fine. You’ve already saved that in free eggs! And – get this, the city lets you keep your chicken.

clipped from
Urban Chickens: From Barnyard to Backyard
Morgan Ong