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Hello fellow chicken lovers-
My name is Preston and I live in northwest Iowa. Looking for some help, recently my city voted against legalizing backyard hens. This site is such a great resource for many of the talking points. The only opposition to legalizing was local factory farms that came in and talked about how devastating avian flu was to their industry and how transport routes had to be changed in the area due to the infection. Also, a local trucking company spoke on how the route changes due to avian flu affected their jobs. I'm looking for any information that could help me persuade city council on the issue of avian flu pertaining to backyard chickens! Thank you!-Preston
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear they voted against chickens. You could pop by your state thread for members near to you that could help. State threads can be found here ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

There is also the law & ordinance section ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-amp-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them

Good luck and I hope you can get things changed fl.gif
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Welcome to BYC, Preston! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.:)

 

Definitely check out the links from Yorkshire Coop! Best of luck with with changing the laws; it can be hard...but it's not impossible. :thumbsup

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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:welcome     Good luck! 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #6 of 8
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Please post on the Iowa thread to see if others will rally round you / have experience in taking on  City Hall, etc.

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:welcome

 

Hi Preston, good luck in getting backyard flocks legalized in your area!

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