Friday, January 7, 2011

Urban Chicken Wave Breaks over Albany NY -- Lessons for SRQ or vice versa?

The Farmlife writer for the Albany Times Union, Teri Conroy, used today's blog posting to broach the subject of Urban and Suburban Chickens in Albany NY. She used her blog to lay out a starting position similar to what we have been discussing, but a little more ambitious -- 6 to 8 hens instead of the 4 to 6 we have been discussing around here. 

Then she encouraged a discussion. By 8:16 p.m. this evening seventeen readers had responded.

I think it's fair to say that most of the responses were enthusiastically positive-- just as early reactions to backyard chickens in Sarasota were strongly favorable. The question is: what next? 

Conroy plans a followup article "Things you can do to try to change the law". Will chicken advocates in Albany adopt a path similar to CLUCK's or strike off in an another direction? 

Stay tuned as another community explores the potential of backyard hens. 

POSTSCRIPT  January 9th

Here's the followup blog posting.

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