September 28, 2010

Salem to allow chickens starting January 1st, 2011.

The chicken ordinance passed a final vote last night at Salem City Hall, making hens legal starting January 1st of next year. A license and inspection will be required of all those who want to keep chickens in their backyards.

The Statesman Journal printed an article summarizing last night's counsel meeting.

My Thoughts

This is great news. Incorporating chickens into our home gardens will help launch Salem into an urban agricultural renaissance. Granted, it won't happen overnight. It will take lots of hard work and education. Thankfully, Chickens In The Yard is planning to organize classes and events to help teach those who are interested in raising chickens.

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