Do chickens belong in the backyard? Would you have henhouses in your neighborhood?
The tremendous wave of petitioners seeking to include chickens in their local list of allowable pets all over the country has been both welcomed and dreaded. Some cities are promoting the locavore movement, fostering families' desires to produce their own organic eggs. Swift ordinance changes and even public education about poultrykeeping are becoming common. Other cities have fought the idea, citing lots of negative reasons for banishing chickens and ducks from the urban environment.
What myths, motivations and maybes surround the idea of a personal henhouse in your yard? How do you feel about neighbors keeping their own backyard flocks? Would you be open to this new trend in your neck of the woods?