Screening of Mad City Chickens

Sponsored by Brookings County Chapter of Dakota Rural Action



The public is invited to attend a screening of the film Mad City Chickens followed by a discussion featuring chicken owners and others in the urban agriculture movement. The screening and discussion is being held Monday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the upper level of the Brookings Public Library.


Mad City Chickens documents the emerging trend of city residents keeping chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to an inexperienced family that decides to take the “poultry plunge,” the film is described as a “humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.”


The event is sponsored by the Brookings County Chapter of Dakota Rural Action, a community action group focused on promoting family farmers and ranchers and their unique way of life. The event is co-sponsored by Brookings Chicken Advocates.


“Mad City Chickens is a surprising treat of entertainment. It’s informative and funny, a film that far reaches the average chicken advocate,” said Meghan Throeau of the Brookings Chicken Advocates. “Its humor and storytelling promises to bring giggles and awareness on the active backyard chicken movements occurring around our country.”

For more information, contact Holly Tilton Byrne at or 605-697-5204.