Image via WikipediaThe Wall St. Journal has a piece on the debate about re-allowing hens in Salem residential zones.
A blog post from North Carolina shows that Salem doesn't have the market cornered on baseless fears and hysteria over hens.
A comment at "The Oil Drum" on this WSJ story:
No need to wait for peak oil, climate change, economic depression, etc., to play out and see which communities will be winners and which will be losers. You can put places like Salem, Ore. in the "losers" column right now.
Any place that can't even see fit to allow its residents to keep a few chickens is already so far behind where they need to be that it is highly unlikely that they'll ever turn around in time.