Thursday, February 19, 2009

Urban Chickens

In the islands, wild cheeeeekins are plentiful. After Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai, caged birds got loose and began their lives in the jungle. I've never eaten one but I'm sure they're being harvested and there's probably a fair amount of roosters being silenced....cough, cough. Ugh! Those noisy critters kept us awake all night on Kauai. At any rate, I found this article this morning regarding cities and towns beginning to allow rural chickens.

Goody Goody!!! NO ROOSTERS ALLOWED! well....they can visit. Has anyone ever viewed a chicken tractor? If I was going to have chickens, that's how I'd do it.

Cities in Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, California and Wisconsin have approved ordinances allowing urban chickens, MacLean said.

And as a way for people to cope with the current tough economic times, Fifth Ward Alderman Paul DesCoteaux said he will bring up the idea of approving an ordinance to allow city residents to keep chickens as a hedge against rising food prices.

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