Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Davidson citizens can now have up to four chickens

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM

When it comes to food, it doesn't get more local than raising your own. For those interested in turning their backyards into a mini-farm, chickens are a great option. In addition to providing eggs, meat, manure for compost and pest control, they're entertaining animals that can easily become pets.

From DavidsonNews.net:

Raising chickens once was permitted in town, but the rules changed as the population grew. A renewed interest in local food and sustainability prompted Davidson’s Town Board to consider reviving backyard chicken coops.

Tuesday night’s vote means residents may keep up to four hens on their lots, with some conditions. The change would not apply in newer neighborhoods where restrictive covenants or homeowners associations forbid the practice.

Davidson joins Charlotte, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham among North Carolina towns allowing chickens.

Read the rest of this article, by David, Boraks, here.

Check life in this "posh urban chicken house":

Rhiannon "Rhi" Bowman is an independent journalist who contributes snarky commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.

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