Comments On - Urban-chicken History

Well, how about that! We're now finally allowed to raise chickens in Boston!! Whoopeee!!!

Except...we have to have a permit.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 3/7/2014 7:12:19 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 2/25/2013 7:08:08 AM
I am tired of the government telling us what we can and cannot do. Here in Tullahoma, TN we cannot have a single hen unless we own 5 acres or more. I purchased land in another county just so I could enjoy my animals. They are good therapy for me as I am a disabled Iraq War Veteran.
Bob, Tullahoma, TN
Posted: 11/8/2011 1:02:25 PM
More people need to take an active party in local politics to make sure the powers that be realize how many people want more control over their food supply.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/14/2011 1:35:52 PM
I am fighting for the right to keep hens in Lakewood,Oh! It's an uphill battle particularly since one of our council people was heard to say that her parents didnt come to this country to live amongst chickens. What does that even mean? Wish me luck! fellow Urban farmers.
Also,here's my facebook page and a recent article from our local news, if anyone is curious.
http://lakewood-oh.patch.com/articles/proposed-hen- -program-ruffling-some-feathers
Reese, Lakewood, OH
Posted: 8/4/2011 11:27:23 AM
I really hope that backyard chickens continue to be allowed by more and more municipalities. Anything that individual families can do to localize their food to their homes I think is a good thing, and I think that people have the inherent right to produce their own food. More local governments should realize that if people can produce a lot of their own food, they'll be less likely to tax their governments for help with the chips are down.
Paula, West Linn, OR
Posted: 4/28/2011 9:26:03 PM
We can't have them in our subdivision.
Bill, Newburgh, IN
Posted: 11/23/2010 6:11:46 AM
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Posted: 9/26/2010 4:06:43 PM
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 6/26/2010 11:03:48 PM
naomi, st louis, MO
Posted: 5/28/2010 8:59:33 PM
I think it would be a great idea for everyone to go back to backyard chicken-growing. Those "factory farms" where eggs are laid for the grocery industry are absolute horrors for the poor animals. They pack multiple chickens into a tiny cage so tightly together that the poor things can't move and if one of them dies the others in the cage with it have to live right on top of the dead body. I saw an article in a local paper where an animal rescue group went into an area factory farm and took photos of the dead, rotting corpses of chickens in the cage with live ones. The lights are left on 24 hours per day so the poor things can't even get a good night's sleep and mice run through their food and climb on the eggs that get laid and we handle and eat those eggs in our kitchens!
Melissa, Dayton, OH
Posted: 5/26/2010 7:34:43 PM
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