make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Yes! In Chicago, backyard

Yes! In Chicago, backyard chickens are kept on lots typically 25' x 125'.

Wilmington needs to get the "big picture" on this issue. Any lot that's big enough for a small dog is more than large enough for a couple of hens. Rather than embarass themselves by enforcing a well-intentioned, but mis-directed ordinance, Wilmington ought to review and rewrite the applicable ordinance(s).

Backyard chickens do not require a barn, feedlot, manure pit, corral, or any of the other things that larger animals considered "livestock" need. Calling them "farmyard animals" or "barnyard animals" intentionally confuses the issue.

Our son is Autistic, and gets along very well with chickens. We are hoping to have our own coop next spring, and are currently battling our own village on this issue. Therapy is where you find it!

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.