Chickens in Towns

Chickens in Towns

A local town councilman around here recently proposed amending an ordinance to allow townfolk the right to own chickens. The councilman proposed a limit of 10 chickens and that slaughtering the birds would be prohibited. The council ultimately shot down the proposal but it got me wondering: does anyone around here who lives in a suburban or urban setting own chickens? What are your town's ordinances like regarding livestock ownership? Pros and cons to owning the chickens (or any other type of livestock)? I think we're going to see a lot more of this type of thing -- Victory gardens, backyard livestock, etc -- that hearkens back to the Pre-WWII/Depression Era. I'm not sure how I'd feel about this if I lived in a town but it definitely got me thinking. I could easily own chickens where I live in the country, but I don't know if I would want to undertake something like that.
Hello post and a wee quiz

Hello post and a wee quiz

Plant ID — found in a gorge in upstate NY

Plant ID — found in a gorge in upstate NY

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I am newwwww.