Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Updates from Around the Country.

Durham, NC is currently fighting for revisions to their chicken ordinance, and like most places around the country it's currently going through ongoing delays and having defend the efforts against a handful of naysayers.  See more here.

Battle Ground, WA is celebrating a victory after attempts to prohibit chickens and other small livestock failed.  The move was prompted by officials that worried about the negative effects of livestock in an increasinly urbanized area.  Public comment and testimony from public officials concerning the positive impacts of urban livestock prompted the city to leave its rules as they are.  See more here.

Mankato, MN is working to persuade the City Council to allow urban chickens.  The city seems pretty receptive and is attempting to illicit public in more some pretty creative ways.  Check out their efforts here.