• 19,000 chickens killed in Wicomico County fire

    WILLARDS, Md. (AP) — Officials say 19,000 2-week-old chickens were killed in fire in a chicken house in Wicomico County. The State Fire Marshal’s office says the first was reported about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in…

  • Rockville residents sound off on backyard chickens

    Several dozen people flocked to a town hall meeting in Rockville Tuesday night on the question of whether people should be allowed to keep backyard chickens.

  • Kicked from the coop: Urban farmers ditching chickens

    Just a few miles from where River Road ends in Poolesville, Md., a second life beings for animals that have been discarded, abandoned and left to die.

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  • Chicken debate heats up in Annapolis

    Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen has proposed an ordinance to allow city residents to keep as many as five hens, but no roosters, on their properties.