Good Questions Can I Keep Backyard Chickens in New York City? Emma Christensen Jul 28, 2014 New York Poultry Product & Shopping Questions Questions Home Share Pin Email Share Pin Email (Image credit: Faith Durand) Q: Is it legal to raise chickens and roosters in Queens, NY? Sent by MW Editor: Readers, do any of you live in Queens (or other parts of NYC) and know if raising chickens is OK? Any advice? Next question? Share Pin Email Related Articles Is This Not the Best Chicken You've Ever Seen? (Her Name Is Izzy-Belle.)Home-Raised Eggs: Raising Chickens and Putting an Egg on EverythingWhat's the Difference Between White and Brown Eggs?What Is the Best Storebought Brand of Eggs?