Chicks in the ‘Hood: Touring Pittsburgh’s Urban Chicken Coops

On Sunday I had the pleasure of touring several of Pittsburgh’s urban chicken coops.

The self-guided tour was the first of its kind in the city. Read more about the tour and its organizers here.

Check out these chicks…

This was from a backyard farm in the Highland Park neighborhood.


The city’s zoning code allows for three chickens per 2,000 square feet, plus one additional chicken for each additional 1,000 square feet, according to event organizers. Roosters are not permitted. Chicken farmers must also apply for a zoning ordinance.

Here’s some of the bounty, from a coop also in the Highland Park neighborhood:

There are other urban chicken farmers in the Squirrel Hill, Spring Hill, Fineview and Mexican War Streets neighborhoods.

Want to know more about raising chickens in your yard? Try,, or


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