Aparently, San Diego Union Tribune posted an editorial that shed our backyard flocks in a bad light. I missed that paper but this morning I see the aftermath of that bad editorial. ONE IS FROM ONE OF OUR BYC FAMILY!!! I Quote from B. Anderson, of Riverside County... " As a member of Backyardchickens.com, I must respond. A few hens are much quieter than the pack of mini-mutts my neighbor has. Hens can be confined to a covered pen so no other animals can get to them. They are easyily cleande up after. There is no valid reason for a city to not allow residents to have a few chickens. " In all there were seven other letters saying basically the same things as well as how wrong the Tribune is for allowing such a bad editorial to be published and how much everyone likes their chickens etc.... B. Anderson..... THANK YOU FOR WRITING TO THE PAPER!