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Video: A visit to Adam Barker’s chicken coop

AKA – Getting the scoop on Adam’s chicken coop

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2022) – Adam Barker is a Lansing resident who wants to keep his chickens in Lansing. The current Village ordinance classifies chickens as wild animals, however, which doesn’t allow him to do so. In recent months, Barker has come before the Village Board of Trustees many times to advocate for chicken-keeping in Lansing, a request that has been denied. He has also authored multiple Local Voices submissions that have appeared in The Lansing Journal.

Barker invited publisher Melanie Jongsma and managing editor Josh Bootsma to visit his chicken coop, located just outside of Lansing:

If you’re interested in seeing, smelling, and learning more about Adam Barker’s chickens and their chicken coop, email him at [email protected].

Past chicken coverage

Local Voices by Adam Barker

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.