Saturday, April 08, 2006

Urban Chickens

The Ypsilanti City Council meeting of Tuesday included the presentation by a man who would like the council to amend the city charter to permit the raising of chickens within the city limits. Chickens, he said, make great pets, provide a source of healthy food, eggs, and a little something to make the grass green. Freash eggs, he pointed out, are better for then store bought, which cna be thrity days old, and home grown will help people save money. You only need a few chickens to keep yourself supplied with eggs and good chicken coops are readily avalible.

I like the idea of bringing chickens back into the city, and, in fact, I know of one house in the city that already has chickens. Yes, I have seen a backyard in the city of Ypsilanti which holds at least two chickens, four ducks, and a chicken coop. This could once again become a common sight in Ypsilanti.


At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Lisa Marshall Bashert said...

Is it against the city's ordinances to keep chickens, currently? I'd like to keep some... I've seen a duck in a city back yard (at Mansfield & Cross). I was thinking of skirting any such restriction by keeping guinea fowl and claiming they are exotic pet birds.

At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.


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