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The meeting to change my town law is TONIGHT!!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by kgatn, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. kgatn

    kgatn Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been working all summer to change the laws in my small TN college town and keep my 3 hens.

    First it went through the University because they own our land and we lease it from them.

    The University deferred it to the Community Council which meets tonight. I am very hopeful - if not naive!

    I've been in touch with many wonderful people along the way and I will not give up the fight OR my 3 chickens no matter what the outcome! I've had a huge show of support and the general consensus is "what's the big deal?"

    I'd love to be in touch with, help, anything really... others involved in this kind of change.

    www.savesewaneechickens.blogspot.com
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good luck!!..let us know how it turns out!..my thoughts are with you..Wendy
     
  3. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Keep us posted on how it goes.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any news?
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    updates?
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    maybe she's out hugging chickens because she won!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's wonderful!!! Hip, hip, hooray! [​IMG]
     
  8. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck hope it turns out for the best..

    move out to the country alot more simple life [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. kgatn

    kgatn Out Of The Brooder

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    IT WAS GREAT!!!

    This whole process has been great! It's not over yet, but the Community Council voted unanimously to recommend to the Lease Committee that hens be allowed subject to rules to be defined working in conjunction with the university's Sustainability Committee.

    Lots & lots of committees, I know - but it's working!!! - and much faster than I ever thought possible when this began in late June.

    I want every chicken lover to have the experience of positive change! I think it will be harder and harder for communities to say no to backyard chickens as long as we as owners are mindful of our pets, neighbors, cleanliness and common sense.

    details at:
    www.savesewaneechickens.blogspot.com
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    CONGRATS!!! Luckily I live in Fort Worth which is very agriculturally friendly. The only livestock animal that you CANNOT have in the city limits is swine, but everything else is allowed within reason.
     

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