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The Exchange

Chickens In Your Backyard


With the boom in backyard chickens, New Hampshire cities and towns are trying to balance this trend with regulations aimed at safety and neighborhood peace. What have you seen in your town? We discuss the how-tos, the rules, and what raising backyard chickens means for people and their communities. 

This conversation airs live at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, and again at 7 p.m. Audio will be available shortly after the conclusion of the program. 


  • Elaina Enzien - Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops Field Specialist at the UNH Cooperative Extension. 
  • Margaret Byrnes - Executive Director for the New Hampshire Municipal Association. 
  • Shawn Jasper - Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. 
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