Thanks to all of your help and support, Mayor Muriel Bowser has removed the language from the 2018 Budget that would ban backyard chickens in D.C.!
But D.C. still needs a clear path forward for backyard chickens, including transparent and rational regulations that protect citizens’ rights and put minimal strain on the Department of Health.
We are a coalition of D.C. residents who keep backyard chickens as pets, for our children, as a hobby, and to support a sustainable lifestyle.
If you have chickens in D.C., or are interested in doing so, join our Google Group to get up to date info and meet like-minded supporters in D.C.
Please also stay in contact with your Council Member and the Council Members At–Large to let them know you support backyard chickens and sustainable living in this city!
Our Petition to support regulated, backyard hens in D.C. is here.
The above archive photo shows chickens in Brookland D.C. in 1919.