Why do people want to keep backyard chickens in small town houses in urban areas?
Urban chicken keeping has as many vocal advocates as it does determined opposition. For every individual who wants to keep his own hens there will be an unrelenting character somewhere.
People want to keep their own chickens because it provides them with fresh and tasty eggs on tap from birds they know have been well treated. There is also the amusement factor of having new pets about the place.