Sunday, May 29, 2016

5 reasons chickens make great pets

5 reasons chickens make great pets

Jennifer Naylor Gesick, Journal reporter, lists the five reasons why chickens can make great pets.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fayetteville Village Board considers streamlining permit process for poultry

Fayetteville Village Board considers streamlining permit process for poultry

By Hayleigh Gowans Staff Writer Getting permits to raise chickens on residential properties within the village of Fayetteville may soon be a lot easier if a local law to streamline the permit process is approved by the village board.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clucks, buzzing coming to a High River backyard near you

Clucks, buzzing coming to a High River backyard near you

Residents of High River can now keep urban chickens and bees, thanks to a bylaw passed by town council Tuesday. The move comes with responsibilities for prospective urban farmers as the town requires training and an annual licence, and insurance is needed if a bylaw enforcement officer wants to see it.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Coon Rapids Joining Cities To Legalize Raising Chickens

Coon Rapids Joining Cities To Legalize Raising Chickens

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) - Whether they are kept as pets or for their eggs, more Minnesotans will soon be able to raise chickens in the backyard. Several cities in the metro area, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, have laws allowing some residents to keep chickens.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Gallatin to allow backyard chickens


Gallatin to allow backyard chickens

Gallatin city leaders have ended a ban prohibiting residents from keeping domesticated chickens at their homes inside the city limits. The change, which will allow individuals who obtain an annual $25 license from the city to keep a small number of chickens on a noncommercial basis in their backyard, was unanimously approved by the Gallatin City Council on Tuesday.

Neighbor consent no longer needed for chickens

Neighbor consent no longer needed for chickens

ALLOUEZ - Residents who want to raise chickens in their backyards no longer need consent from their neighbors. The Allouez Village Board on Tuesday unanimously voted to strike a requirement that individuals wishing to raise chickens must obtain signed letters from next-door neighbors stating they don't object to the chickens.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Governing body OKs chickens, goats

Governing body OKs chickens, goats

Chickens and goats may soon be frolicking in a Rio Rancho yard near you after city councilors on Wednesday approved an ordinance permitting the critters in lots of a certain size. The ordinance goes into effect 10 days after its adoption.