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Foul Economy Has City Residents Raising Chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by ldemmert, May 7, 2009.

  1. ldemmert

    ldemmert Out Of The Brooder

    NPR this morning:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101082172

    Morning Edition, February 24, 2009 · The recession has some city residents campaigning to raise chickens in their backyard — basically to save a little cash by growing their own food. So more and more cities are passing laws allowing them to do that. In Maine, Portland's City Council voted to allow residents to keep up to six hens — but no roosters.
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing like an economic down turn to move towns and cities into a homesteading direction regarding gardening and livestock.

    Burpee seed sales have been astounding for the last 2 years or so.

    I love NPR.. It's about all I listen to, when I do listen to the radio.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Its always good to see cities changing their minds on allowing chickens in the backyard. Its becoming more and more common place, and I'm so happy it is, now to change my city's mind. [​IMG]
     
  4. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a time in history when people raised "food type" animals in the city. In The 1900s House they had chickens in a city England. In 1940s House they were encouraged to raise rabbits (can't remember if they had chickens) I think they lived in London. These were great reality t.v. shows. We enjoyed all four seasons of different time periods. They make you appreciate the time period in which we live. It's just a shame that raising your own food became unfashionable.

    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_19...222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=1278168111_0_0

    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/1940s_...222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=1581997643_0_0
     

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