4th Grader gets local chicken ordinance changed for school project...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by bknoth, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. bknoth

    bknoth New Egg

    Jul 19, 2008
    OK, the 4th grader is my daughter, so there's some bragging here.

    I will say she learned a tremendous amount about local government, politics, and how to get things done in the city (as did her parents).

    The short story is that our town did not allow any backyard chickens (neighboring towns do). My daughter, admittedly with help from her parents, looked up the ordinance, proposed a change to allow four hens (no roosters), circulated a petition, and met with several city officials to find out how to make the change. After several months, the change was approved by city council.



    Interestingly, a local realtor/blogger picked up the story too...


    She's going to enter a table-top display at our county fair (she had to make one for the school project), so we'll get a few more people educated along the way.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Fantastic!! I work in Redwood City, so I'll need to show this to everyone I work with, many of whom live in the area.


  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    You should be very proud of your daughter. Most people when met with a situation they don't like will belly ache but rarely will go beyond that. She did and needs to be commended. Please e-mail me with her name address and size. I would like to order a BYC shirt for her[​IMG][/img]
  4. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wonderful! This is political activism as its finest. [​IMG]

  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Opa, if you order a shirt for her we'll put in some bumper stickers for free!
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Nice! I changed our ordinance when I was 10 (my fifth-sixth grade summer). Interesting school project. And [​IMG]
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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  8. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fantastic job! You are doing a great job showing her that things can be changed (by the people)...politically speaking. [​IMG]
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Opa, if you order a shirt for her we'll put in some bumper stickers for free!

    The shirt was ordered and I hope more parents can raise kids that are willing to take a stand. Anya parents can certainly crow about her
  10. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    Good for her! I would be too old and broke down to do anything like that. [​IMG]
    Congratulations Miss Knoth.

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