Friday, May 15, 2009

Longmont may allow existing chickens to be grandfathered in

The results of Tuesday's city council meeting were covered in the Times-Call article Chicken Amnesty.
City officials might give sanctuary to illegal chickens.

Councilwoman Karen Benker suggested at the end of the Longmont City Council meeting Tuesday night that the city change its new chicken ordinance to allow residents who have been keeping hens illegally — but who could not get their hands on one of the 50 chicken permits the city issued — to keep those hens legally if residents can prove they’ve had them for a while.

Read the complete article here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Back to the Council Urban Hens!

Tonight the City Council may be discussing the approval of additional permits for the Backyard Chicken Ordinance. If you are on the Wait List, received a permit, already have chickens, live next to chickens, etc. please come speak and support the approval of additional permits!

The 50 permits approved in March sold out fast and several folks that were instrumental in getting the ordinance passed DID NOT get permits due a variety of reasons, including having to to go out of town for a family emergency.

Please arrive BEFORE 7pm to sign up to speak. Plan to be brief, but positive. Here is a link to the current agenda (they will likely not vote on additional permits tonight, the City Manager will simply raise the issue).

May 12, 2009 Agenda

Location of Meeting:

May 12, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.
Civic Center
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Longmont chickens on NBC Nightly News

May 4, 2009: More suburbanites across the country are raising chickens. It goes beyond a passion for poultry, some are motivated by the taste of farm fresh eggs, others by a desire to try something new. NBC's Jack Chesnutt reports.

Chickens roost in backyards