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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Urban Hen News, Salem edition

An A-frame chicken coop in a Portland, Oregon ...Image via Wikipedia

Barb Palermo, the Chicken Lady, sends this:
The city council's discussion of the proposed chicken-keeping ordinance has been postponed until July 12 (instead of June 28). City staff members have been working on a draft ordinance for councilors to consider, but are unable to finalize it in time for next week's meeting. Therefore, please plan on attending Salem City Hall at 6:30 pm on July 12 at 555 Liberty St, Room 220, to show your support for this ordinance.

As always, I will keep you posted and forward the meeting agenda and draft ordinance to you as soon as they are available.

We are all [EAGER] to celebrate Salem's long overdue backyard chicken policy so the delay is a little disappointing, I know. In anticipation of the day chickens finally become legal here, consider attending Portland's annual chicken coop tour on Saturday, July 24 from 11:00 to 3:00. It's a great way to get some coop-building ideas for your own backyard. Also, I have been told the Portland Urban Farm Store will have chicks available all summer long, so there is still hope
that you can get your coop built and buy "legal" chicks by fall!
Thank you and hang in there, it WILL happen!

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