McLeod handles his Rhode Island Red chicken, Fuega, in his backyard in Gainesville

 
McLeod handles his Rhode Island Red chicken, Fuega, in his backyard in Gainesville
Lee McLeod handles his Rhode Island Red chicken, Fuega, in his backyard in Gainesville, Florida May 14, 2012. Within hours of the adoption of a two-year urban chicken pilot program, 25 people in Orlando scooped up all available permits and a waiting list of 25 formed. Raising backyard chickens in the city is growing in popularity nationwide, driven by a desire for more fresh, local, wholesome and safe food, said Dennis Mudge, the University of Florida's agriculture extension agent in Orlando. Picture taken May 14, 2012. REUTERS/Steven Johnson (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD SOCIETY ANIMALS)