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Backyard chickens growing in popularity in Omaha

Posted: 12:08 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 17:08:28Z

The Douglas County Health Department has issued nearly 300 permits for backyard chicken flocks, many of which are within the Omaha city limits. 

For nearly a decade, in addition to teaching about farming and food sustainability in urban areas involving plants like fruits and vegetables, City Sprouts has also raised chickens. 

The birds have now become so popular that City Sprouts has begun to offer free classes for people in the area that are interested in keeping chickens in their backyard.