New Chicken Mom
I so agree!Just read the teaser, as I did not want to sign up to read the whole article.
I am of two minds from what I read-
First, it is good that more municipalities are allowing small (5-10 birds) flocks.
Second, there are alot of people whom should not be able to own a pet rock who will get chickens, because it is hip.
I have recieved a lot of chickens and rabbits from people who got animals they simply did not have the ability (not fiscal or physical, but 'had them for three weeks, I'm bored, where are the eggs, you mean I gotta feed them every day, etc, etc, etc') to raise the birds.
email it to me, if you wouldI have the paper saved in a PDF file if anyone wants to read it, I can email it to you. You aren't allowed to post them here, so this was the best I could do. Very interesting and informative read for anyone going up against the court system and chickens. And Yes, I do agree with the pet rock statement...I read the local classifieds and see so many posts "moving can't keep chickens" I usually tell people a pet or animal is a lifetime responsibility. There are food and veterinary costs to be considered.
I must say I am very happy with my little flock. I feel fortunate that my neighbors are cool and love my rooster. I live in a no roo zone. I did some research in case he has to go and I have a little file started all ready to go if I do get a "chicken police notice". Luckily my neighbors fell in love with him when he was hanging out in the front yard. People walking by always stopped to say hi to him. Some neighbors even miss him outfront lol....