|Photo from Center for Biological Diversity (not a New Jersey deer).|
|This wikipedia graphic shows Portland has a strong housing market|
in spite of (because of?) being the most chicken friendly city.
An enterprising researcher, Anna Altic, looked at a 2010 Forbes article profiling the top ten housing markets appreciating in value and found nine allowed chickens. Then she looked at the ten sickest housing markets. Guess what? Only three allowed chickens. Does that prove anything? No, but it suggests chickens need not be a drag on a housing market and than banning chickens is not a key to a strong market. Read her article here.