There was an urban farm event yesterday, people showing how they grow stuff in their backyards. All of these people had chickens, a couple goats, small numbers of which are permitted by the municipal code. Overall no real serious food production though. I asked a couple people about the economics, they said it wasn’t economical and seemed to regard the question as pretty stupid.
The whole thing was over-hyped. Having some chickens in your yard does not make you a sustainable organic urban farmer, even if the coop is built out of 100% recycled or repurposed materials. There is a strong leftist flavor to the whole thing, but it looks like a hobby for affluent hippies with big yards.
I was hoping to see some serious food production of the type Mindweapon and KP talk about. I’ll keep looking.