…I would get a chicken or two! The DC City Council is considering relaxing the restrictions on urban chickens. According to the Washington Examiner:
Ward 6 D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells is proposing to erase rules that prohibit fowl within 50 feet of any building “used for human habitation,” a regulation that denies most District residents the opportunity to harbor hens.
Urban chickens are increasingly popular nationally in the down economy, as families look to produce their own eggs and cities pass laws to ease the process. The D.C. measure was drafted on behalf of a Capitol Hill family, Wells’ constituents, whose eight hens were recently confiscated by animal control officers.
The new rule would allow backyard chickens as long as there was significant buy-off from the neighbors. I think it’s a fair solution.
Would you get chickens if you had the space (and it was legal)?