A few weeks ago I reported on the saga of two hens, Oscar and Owl, that were evicted from their North Park backyard after a neighbor complained to the city of San Diego. They ended up in hiding near the edge of a canyon, where Owl was recently eaten by a coyote.

In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I visited a different pair of hens with an eerily similar story (except the death-by-coyote part). We explain how a growing trend of keeping backyard chickens is clashing with a city law that requires they be kept at least 50 feet from the nearest house. And we talk to local food advocates who are trying to get the city to change those rules.

View more videos at: http://www.nbcsandiego.com.

Please contact Adrian Florido directly at adrian.florido@voiceofsandiego.org or at 619.325.0528 and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/adrianflorido.

Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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