chickens in a field

Hatched : Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement

by Gina G. Warren Author

Twenty years ago, having a chicken in your backyard was considered unusual. Now it is an increasingly common and popular phenomenon, with thousands across America raising chickens in their backyard for eggs as well as meat. In this thoughtful and thorough examination of this trend, author Gina G. Warren consults animal rights activists, urban agriculture advocates, and a vast cross section of chicken enthusiasts in her quest to chronicle the food politics and motivations of this movement. Interspersed with accounts from her own efforts at raising chickens in her backyard, Warren's book is personal and at the same time speaks to some of the most urgent questions facing us as we try to make our food systems sustainable and ethical in the face of climate change.