Hello from Iowa! Looking for help.

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  1. hawkeye85

    hawkeye85 New Egg

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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
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, Preston! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.[​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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    [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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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  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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