Posts tagged: chickens
Believe it or not, thousands of otherwise sane and civilized Americans are raising chickens on their city property. Really. I wouldn’t pullet your leg. I learned this the other day when I was outside and heard this mindless clucking noise. Fearing the worst, I figured that the mayoral candidates must be campaigning in my neighborhood. Upon further reflection, however, I realized what I was hearing was not from dumb cluck politicians but from, well, actual dumb clucks. A call to the City Hall the next day confirmed my suspicion that Spokane is part of the large chicken-raising trend that is pecking the nation. “Oh, yeah, definitely,” said Sandy Scott, who works in neighborhood services. “They think the eggs taste better than supermarket eggs”/Doug Clark, SR. More here.
Question: Do you think eggs straight from the chicken are better than those purchased at a store?
It’s official: Hens are now citizens of Hailey. But not roosters. Smart move on the city’s part. For roosters are trouble, and as an old farm boy I can tell you they don’t just crow at 5 a.m. After a year-long test of an ordinance allowing hens — but not their male counterparts — to be raised within the town’s limits, the Hailey City Council granted the birds permanent residency last week. The rules governing chickens were set to expire June 9 under a sunset clause that allowed the city to repeal the ordinance after a year of monitoring, but only two complaints were received, according to the Idaho Mountain Express/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.
Question: Have you ever raised chickens? Would you do it again?
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — After months of debate the Spokane Valley City Council made changes to the city's chicken regulations.Those changes make it possible for people who live with in the city limits to own chickens on small residential pieces of property.
Craig Goodwin has four chickens in his backyard right next to his children's swing set. “They have names, yeah, Eagle, Chrysanthemum, Daisy and Honolulu,” Goodwin, a self-proclaimed chicken person, said.
Goodwin says his four chickens produce two dozen eggs a week, but that is the only source of food they supply for his family of four. “I think the general rule is, if you name your chickens, you don't eat them,” he said.KXLY.com More here.
What do you think about the urban chicken trend? Do you have chickens in your backyard?
This cartoon expresses my feeling re: chickens. I can’t believe Coeur d’Alene City Council is considering allowing residents to raise an unlimited number of chickens.
Question: Which part of the chicken do you prefer to eat?
More Info: The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering going back to its old unlimited rule when it comes to the number of chickens a city dweller can raise. Right now the maximum is three, but that doesn’t seem to be enough. … So next week, chicken owners might be allowed to own as many chickens as they want so long as the hens are kept cooped, and don’t disturb neighbors with noise or odor complaints.
Question: Would you want your neighbor to have an unlimited number of chickens in his yard?