I can't recall what sparked my interest in chickens, but it has been niggling in the back of my mind for about five years. I perused a book from the library on raising chickens in the city, years ago, but that was as far as I got.
Until yesterday. I got the book Keep Chickens, by Barbara Kilarski, and I read the whole thing in two hours.
I am so excited to know that there are many others who have an interest in raising chickens in the city. Not just a few, mind you, but MANY! In cities like LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, and Madison!
Columbus has a municipal code agains the keeping of Chickens and other farm animals:
Sec. 14-7. Keeping of animals.
No person shall keep, sell or offer for sale any horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, bees, rabbits, chickens, geese, ducks or other fowl, or any domestic animal, except as provided in section 14-11, or construct or use shelters therefore within the city without the authorization of the city council. Applications for permits shall be made to the clerk. This section shall not apply to the keeping of small caged birds, small caged animals or reptiles or aquatic and amphibian animals, kept solely as pets.
If very large municipalities see the benefit, I feel as I have hope in my little town.
I need to get organized, and see if there are others in Columbus who are on board with such a crazy idea. Let this new adventure begin!
5 years ago