Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Backyard Chickens

Suddenly everyone wants chickens in their backyard. Everyone except my 14-year-old daughter, that is. Backyard chickens would be the frosting on her cake of parental embarrassments.

Turner Farm is offering Chickens in Your Own Backyard, a one-hour informational session for those interested in raising backyard chickens. Turner's chicken expert, Mike Steele, will discuss choosing breeds, housing options, feed, hygiene, and more. Thursday April 23rd at 6:00pm, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is $6, reservations are required. Call 561-7400 or email Turner.

4 comments:

Brian said...

Valerie, have you made your readers aware of this event tomorrow?

http://rodeo.cincinnati.com/ent2/entity.aspx?e=236984

valereee said...

Brian, I can't seem to get it to open -- what event is it?

JimB said...

There is an article in today's Dayton Daily News about this. Two Chickens in every pot - just not in your back yard !

Judge: City can ban pet chickens

http://tinyurl.com/dxscj5

valereee said...

Jim, thanks for the link. It really is annoying that we've gotten ourselves to the point we aren't even ALLOWED to try to produce our own food. I can understand not wanting goats or pigs next door, but a couple of hens?

We need to change these laws. Anyone with a back yard ought to be able to keep a couple of chickens if they like. My own town (Montgomery) forbids them, too. For me it's a moot point, as my daughter would DIE of embarrassment if I kept chickens. But Montgomery, I'm putting you on notice: Jane leaves for college in 2012.