Press Herald, Sept 7, 2007: "South
Portland Allows Chickens, with Restrictions"
Forecaster, Sept 7, 2007: "City
Opens Door to Backyard Chcickens"
Channel 8 News, August 6 "Chickens
Up For Vote In City"
Channel 6 News, August 6 "South
Portland City Council Considering Pet Chickens" (Click the "play
video" link above the photo)
Sentry, August 10 Chicken Lobby
Has Recipe - For Success
Forecaster, August 10 S.P.
Pecks Away at Backyard Hen Ban
Sentry, August 3, 2007 "Council
to Tke Up Chicken Ordinance Monday"
Forecaster, Aug 2, (editorial) A
Chicken in Every Backyard
Sentry, August 3, (editorial) Peep
Sentry, august 3, Pet
Hens -Not Your Grandmother's Chickens
Channel 6 News, June 25 City
Takes Chicken Debate to the Public (click the "play video"
link above the photo)
Forecaster, June 29, 2007 "Urban
Chicken Movement on the Wing"
Sentry, June 29, 2007 "Council
Signal Chickens Will Roost in South Portland"
Press Herald, June 22, 2007 "It's
A Backyard Chick Thing"
Channel 6 News, June 12 (click the "Play Video" link above
Forecaster: June 8, 2007 "Give
Peeps A Chance"
Sentry, June 8, 2007 "Clucking
but no crowing- Pet Chickens in South Portland?"
Stacey, Neil and Olivia Collins. We would like to raise a few
hens as pets and for fresh organic eggs, but South Portland’s
zoning ordinance does not allow it. (edited 9/6: now they
do: thank you South Portland!)
• Hens ~no roosters!~ are quieter than dogs or parrots
and when well-cared-for as suburban pets (not as farm
animals) they don't smell.
• Fresh organic eggs are healthier for you and the environment:
no fuel used trucking them to stores!
• Backyard chickens lead happy, healthy lives. Kept in
attractive garden coops they won't roam into neighbors' yards
(like some dogs and cats do!)
• Composted droppings make incredible garden fertilizer:
• Cities all over America allow and even encourage backyard
hens. They are fun, educational, and make good neighbors.
the last few years, as the Green living/Eat Local/sustainable
living/organic/recycle lifestyle has gained popularity, cities
and towns all over America have been relaxing their chicken laws
to allow 4-6 carefully tended, pet backyard hens for
eggs. We're talking about hens only, no roosters (no noise!) kept
in a pretty, carefully-maintained enclosed coop; raised by hand
as pets and for eggs. Chicken droppings make amazing compost for
the garden and the hens recycle kitchen scraps! Heritage
breed chickens are calm, docile, and when hand-raised they become
affectionate pets that come then they are called. Kept as suburban
pets, and cleaned regularly, backyard chickens don't smell. In
all, they make less noise and smell than many dogs kept in South
fun, educational, healthy, and environmentally sound!