Chickens could be coming to roost in a backyard near you.
Across the country and the metropolitan area, people are joining the
national urban chicken movement, sometimes turning outlaw to raise the
The movement started with the rationale that raising chickens fits in
with efforts toward local and pure foods, supporters say, and the eggs
are fresh and flavorful. The animals also are entertaining pets, many
Today, Overland Park homeowner David Crupper will seek a special-use
permit to house up to four chickens, even though he already has the
birds and a homemade coop in his backyard.