Hi everyone! Here's a little clip from the Raleigh Paper which ran a story about our plight here in Wake Forest. I think Bill Summers and Mayor Vivian Jones need to recieve some letters from folks who are in support of backyard chickens. Please visit www.wakeforestnc.gov for the address. Here are their email addresses: [email protected] (Bill Summers) and [email protected] (Vivian Jones) Thanks! Emily Across the nation, town and city officials are fielding requests such as Cole's. Critics worry that the birds are noisy, smelly and unsanitary. Bill Summers, a Wake Forest planner, said he's not sure the town's rules are strict enough, because residential lots in the town are much closer than when the law was originally drafted. Summers said he received an anonymous letter from one of Cole's neighbors strongly opposing any plans for chickens nearby. The letter writer was concerned about the noise and feces, especially where waste would go after a storm, he said. "People are really polarized on this issue," Summers said. Proponents point out that well-kept chickens are quieter and cleaner than most pet dogs.