Various news articles and more in support of backyard chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by LndSchneid, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    El Cerrito
    Because I am now having to insist that my City ( El Cerrito, CA) expand its chicken ordinances, I have been researching online and elsewhere to make sure the important information is accessible.

    Here's a good academic research paper prepared in support: research paper.pdf

    Here's a New York newspaper article:

    Here's an article from the Worldwatch Institute:

    a San Francisco Chronicle article:

    info from our dear California Governator's website on food production/transportation in regard to sustainable living:

    Buy local produce and support local farmers markets. Processed food in the United States travels more than 1,300 miles on average to reach consumers and produce travels more than 1,500 miles from the industrial farm to the plate.
    It’s up to you!

    Buy fresh food, not frozen (90% less energy).
    It’s up to you!

    Buy organic foods as much as possible. Organic soils capture and store carbon dioxide at much higher levels than soils from conventional farms. If we grew all of our corn and soybeans organically, we’d remove 580 billion pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
    It’s up to you!

    Eat less meat or none at all. Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together - plus bring a whole host of other resource, chemical, pollution, disease and cruelty issues.
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    This is your first post, congrats!

    I just did an article on owning chickens, esp. in this economy. Got to and type in Chickens at the top
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great articles and information! Thank you.
  4. tasymo

    tasymo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Excellent! That first link has been save for my efforts to change my Village's Chicken ordinance. Thank you!
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great information and post! We really hope everyone posts their experiences (good and bad) when working with local cities and officials. This is how we'll all learn and grow and educate together!

  6. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    El Cerrito
    I am successful in garnering enthusiasm among City officials for changing the Ordinance. They are gung-ho and as excited as I am to proceed with backyard chickens. We're even thinking about including a city sponsorship in promoting and providing chicks and hens at the annual 4th of July Celebration put on by the City.

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