1 Heavy = 2 Bantams?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Aleisha, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Aleisha

    Aleisha Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2010
    Southern Indiana
    Our city council is working to rewrite the city chicken ordinance. One question that has come up is chicken size. For the purposes of our ordinance city dwellers are allowed 5 hens, regardless of size. I'm of the opinion that it makes sense to include size within the equation, for example the notion that 1 heavy is approx. equal to 2 bantams. In my experience a run, roost box and etc. that holds three heavies is adequate for 6 bantams (or 2 heavies and 2 bantams etc. etc.)

    Does this seem correct to anyone else? Can I make a persuasive argument to the council? And, if so, does anyone have citations/references to such information?

  2. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Makes sense to me. I live in rural Texas and don't have to deal with ordinances (thankfully). I would guess noise is usually a main issue, and bantams are quieter, so maybe use that in your argument? I really don't know, but I wanted to give you a bump so those who've dealt with these ordinances can help you.

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