Backyard poultry have gained popularity within the United States as a sustainable and small farm production animal that can be kept in a relatively small area. In the City of Pensacola and Escambia County, local governments have passed ordinances to make it easier for residents in non-agriculturally zoned areas to legally keep poultry for personal egg and meat consumption. University of Florida IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) Extension works to provide citizens with the information they need to keep a healthy and productive flock. This document contains information on basic poultry anatomy, nutrition, housing, predator control and breed selection. Additional information can also be found through the University of Florida Electronic Data Information Source database (EDIS).
Escambia County Backyard Poultry Guide