CLUCK (Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping) is a group working in support of backyard hens in Sarasota.
We've had success in the city and are turning our efforts to the County.
Write to volunteer, show support or ask questions at
And check out our Facebook page:
All we are saying is: Give Peeps A Chance.
A recent Sarasota Herald Tribune guest column asked: Why Can't a Chicken Live in the Suburbs? The essay attempted to clarify an unusual situation characterized as a "chicken sandwich" in which chickens are allowed in the most rural and most urban areas of Sarasota County, but not in between in the suburbs.
The article urges citizens to contact their elected officials. For Sarasota County, they are currently the following:
You can contact the commissioner from your district (map below) but if you email, cc all the others.