Apr 25, 2017

Legalizing Backyard Chickens from a Former Chicken Outlaw and Attorney

While it may no longer be necessary to grow one’s own food, countless families around the United States want to, but are forced to wage battles against zoning departments and municipalities for the right keep chickens.
Absent supermarkets in the late 19th century, the average American family raised chickens as a matter of necessity- if you wanted fresh eggs, you raised chickens, if you wanted roast chicken for dinner, you raised chickens. While it may no longer be necessary to grow one’s own food, countless families around the United States want to, but are forced to wage battles against zoning departments and municipalities for the right keep chickens. How did we get to a place where raising food is illegal in many jurisdictions? Being an attorney, I have a theory based in the history of zoning law, which will be important to understand if you need to fight lawmakers for the right to keep chickens in your town as I have.
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Apr 9, 2017

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #233 featuring a Koop Clean GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to The Chicken Chick's Clever Chicks Blog Hop!
Welcome to my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop! You're invited to enter the giveaway, hop from one fantastic blog article to another and share links from your blog if you have one!
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Enter to WIN a ~30 lb bag of Koop Clean, a new, improved litter for your chickens!

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Apr 2, 2017

Chicken Fountain GIVEAWAY at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop #232

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The Chicken Fountain Giveaway at The Chicken Chick®
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Mar 30, 2017

Reasons Straw Does Not Belong in Chicken Coops

Long strands of clean straw make a lovely, rustic-looking nest for photographing eggs, but straw does not belong in backyard chicken coops for a variety of reasons we'll look at in this article.
Long strands of gold straw make a lovely, rustic-looking nest for photographing eggs, but straw does not belong in backyard chicken coops for a variety of reasons we'll look at in this article.

Mar 19, 2017

Brinsea INCUBATOR GIVEAWAY at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop #231

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Enter to WIN a Brinsea Mini II Advance fully digital 7 egg incubator!
 Brinsea Mini II Advance fully digital 7 egg incubator
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