02 Aug '11, 2pm

Are Urban Chickens a Gateway Drug For Urban Cows and Pigs?

Are Urban Chickens a Gateway Drug For Urban Cows and Pigs?

Shawn and Kelly Bacher, the owners of the chickens, have asked council to change the rules. According to the Northumberland Times, The municipality's bylaw department, after recently receiving a complaint about the hens, served notice to the couple that they are in violation of the bylaw and must stop keeping the animals in their backyard.The couple responded by circulating a petition and making their case to council. They have asked the municipality to change the zoning bylaw to allow residents to keep a limited number of hens -- but no roosters -- within the town limits. "Keeping hens would enable residents to provide a nutritious, delicious, safe and environmentally- friendly eggs for their families, while at the same time teaching our children where food comes from, and what it is worth," said Kelly Bacher in a statement to council and staff. The family lives on a one-...

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