04.17.2015 Real Estate Backyard chicken coops are all the rage for North Forkers By Riverhead News-Review Share on Facebook Facebook Created with Sketch. Share on Twitter Twitter Created with Sketch. Share via email Mail Created with Sketch. The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch) The USDA considers the popularity of raising chickens in backyard coops a “ growing phenomenon” across America. The North Fork is no exception. Read more about raising backyard chickens on northforker.com.