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Sacramento council OKs up to three hens in city back yards
Sac Bee ^ | Aug. 30, 2011 | Ryan Lillis

Posted on 08/30/2011 9:46:07 PM PDT by Selene

Chickens are no longer backyard outlaws in Sacramento.

With a unanimous vote tonight, the City Council passed an ordinance that will allow city residents to keep up to three egg-laying hens in their back yards starting Nov. 1.

...Dr. Glennah Trochet, the county's public health officer, said she has spoken with state health officials and poultry experts at UC Davis and neither recommended striking down a backyard chicken ordinance because of concerns over disease, including the bird flu.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: chickens; sacramento; sarahweaver

1 posted on 08/30/2011 9:46:11 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

I find this odd.

Check out the picture at the link. LOL.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 9:47:39 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

I would like to have 3 or 4 laying hens on my property. They eat the bugs, fertilyze the soil, and in return you get fresh eggs.

The birds wouldn’t take up much room and would be no more trouble to care for than a couple of dogs.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 10:00:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Selene

Well, good.

I wish my HOA would. I have one acre and four aggravating deer in the yard every day, but no hens allowed. (They won’t allow a bow hunter here, either.)


4 posted on 08/30/2011 10:01:07 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Selene
WTH? The chickens look like they're trying to ignore her.

This needs a caption.

5 posted on 08/30/2011 10:08:49 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Selene

I have a friend in the Sac area that keeps bats in his back yard.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 10:11:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Selene

What IS that woman doing?? LOL!!

Did you read the comments, too??


7 posted on 08/30/2011 10:12:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: giotto

I teach chickens the Macarena through a NEA grant.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 10:20:03 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: giotto
I'm coming to GET yoooo ...


9 posted on 08/30/2011 10:28:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Selene
I think she's doin' The Funky Chicken.
10 posted on 08/30/2011 10:30:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: SatinDoll

Nothing taste better than farm fresh eggs. Just don’t get a rooster. Those idiots start to crow BEFORE the sun comes up....


11 posted on 08/30/2011 10:37:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Selene

that’s a tenth of the quota of french hens in the 12 days of christmas....


12 posted on 08/30/2011 10:47:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: goat granny

Cock-a-doodle-doo is rooster for “feed me!” Get an automatic timed feeder and your rooster house will reward you with blissful silence at dawn.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: HiTech RedNeck
When I had the farm and too many roosters, believe me its not feeding time they are crowing. Its their ownership of certain area's of the farm....#1 rooster that lived in the coop with the hens crowed first. #2 rooster in the far barn would answer, #3 that lived in the pasture would crow his territory, #4 that roosted in the pine trees would crow. Then the geese would honk and it would start all over again with rooster #1. One night they keep up up crowing and honking, along with the dog that barked everytime the geese honked after dark and I sat up in the bed and told myself "my lord I live in a friggin zoo". Got rid of all the roosters except the nasty one that claimed the cook and hens....they usually started around 4:30 until the sun came up...

Oh yea, I had one that had territory ON TOP of the chicken coop. that made 5...

14 posted on 08/30/2011 11:18:28 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Cock-a-doodle-doo is rooster for “feed me!” Get an automatic timed feeder and your rooster house will reward you with blissful silence at dawn.”

LOL! So many chicken “experts” on FR tonight who apparently have never stepped foot on a farm.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 11:29:06 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Kirkwood

buck buck buck buck-aw


16 posted on 08/30/2011 11:30:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: giotto
She is clucked up.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 11:30:47 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: goat granny

You need a rooster to get eggs from a hen...


18 posted on 08/30/2011 11:31:10 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

no you don’t unless your want fertilized eggs. I did have a table top incubator for my pheasant eggs. Thats all the rooster is good for...


19 posted on 08/30/2011 11:35:25 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Selene

Dearest Citizen/Subject:

The most high Council of Sacramento doth hereby magnanimously grant you the privilege of feeding yourselves with eggs. And at the low, low price of $25 plus $10 per chicken. Please limit yourselves to a maximum of three chickens. If your back yard is not at least 50’ x 50’, you cannot meet the requirement that no chicken coop shall be less than 20’ from adjoining property.

Happy Labor Day,
The Most High Council of the Duchy of Sacramento


20 posted on 08/30/2011 11:36:24 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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To: gogogodzilla

No, you need a rooster to fertilize the eggs if you want chicks. Otherwise you still get eggs but no chicks.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 11:45:34 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: gogogodzilla

Um, no you don’t need a rooster to get eggs. I have six hens who give me 5 to 6 eggs every day with no rooster within 4 miles. However if I wanted to get FERTILIZED eggs, I would then need to go shopping for a rooster. It’s the old boy/girl, birds and bees thingy. I don’t want to raise chicks so I don’t have a roo around.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 11:51:19 PM PDT by bored of education
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To: Kirkwood

“I’ll get you my pretties and your little pullet too.”


23 posted on 08/30/2011 11:55:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Selene

It’s the influence of illegal aliens.

I hear ducks and chickens in my Phoenix neighborhood.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 12:34:26 AM PDT by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: bored of education

Huh, I always thought you needed one every couple of months to fool the chickens into continuing to lay eggs. That without a rooster, they’d eventually stop.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 12:39:51 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: goat granny

So were the roosters “you got rid of” farm fresh delicious?(attempting a “tongue and cheek funny”)


26 posted on 08/31/2011 12:41:59 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make mankind into God but to put God into men!)
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To: Kirkwood

This woman was not raised on a farm.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 1:03:41 AM PDT by giotto
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To: mdmathis6

Not sure, I traded them and a bunch of hens for a female Royal Palm turkey. We kept the rooster that ruled the henhouse until it attacked my husband one time too often from behind and he chopped its head off...then no roosters anymore...my husband laughed insanely as he cut off it head...That was one mean rooster....I found an old steel shovel from an kids shovel and bucket and hung it outside of the coop. If he was in there, I took the shovel with me..got him once in the head real good and he left me alone most of the time...


28 posted on 08/31/2011 1:08:17 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Selene

What are they crowing about?


29 posted on 08/31/2011 1:45:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Selene

Oh, good. Then their limit is three million chickens within city limits? No doubt Sacto’s city council of dirt worshipers won’t mind when that attracts thousands of foxes, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions, some of which will have rabies, others of which will feed on our pets and children. Humans don’t matter.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 2:25:13 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
foxes, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions

These people are going to learn a bit about survival of the fittest in nature and the relationship between predators and prey. It should be fun to watch.

31 posted on 08/31/2011 2:54:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: P-Marlowe
I have a friend in the Sac area that keeps bats in his back yard.

Doesn't gov. barking moonbat live in Sacramento too?

32 posted on 08/31/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: giotto

“Slooowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...”


33 posted on 08/31/2011 4:42:52 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: goat granny; gogogodzilla

****Just don’t get a rooster. Those idiots start to crow BEFORE the sun comes up....****

And contrary to popular citified belief, you DO NOT need a rooster to get eggs.

You ONLY need a rooster for fertile eggs for hatching.

Commercial laying facilities DO NOT have roosters among their hens.

I got about 15 layers with two roosters.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 7:28:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: giotto

Idiotcy in action. She needs a wire crook (8 feet of 3/16 high tensile wire or bar with a six inch bend in it to catch the chicken by the leg.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 7:32:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Selene
I live in Petaluma in Sonoma County. Our city allows 25 hens per family. Unfortunately our neighbor has about that many and they do make a noise.
36 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:27 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: SatinDoll

Those Chickens dig more holes than dogs do ... Ducks don’t dig, they eat bugs and weeds they just don’t lay as many eggs and if your Ducks get out of your yard you don’t have to catch each one individually ... just bang a feed pan or herd them ...

Chickens are much better suited for the Chicken Coop ... Ducks make great walking Lawn Decorations .... and they don’t crow in the morning

Just my experience

TT


37 posted on 08/31/2011 10:56:13 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: goat granny

No roosters; that’s what I understand from reading about this urban movement concerning chickens.

I read Hobby Farmer magazine. Good information mostly, but from some of the “sustainable” editorials on the last page, no doubt some of the magazines employees are flaming self-styled Progressives who’ve never shoveled genuine ‘hot’ manure other than the worthless literary type ;-]


38 posted on 08/31/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: goat granny

While traveling in Spain, a friend and I stayed in a hotel in the old part of Seville. My friend, being tired, lay down for a nap that afternoon and was kept awake by a rooster constantly crowing from a nearby rooftop. This was in a modern European city of over a million souls.

Most folks don’t understand why people in other countries keep chickens and ducks in urban areas. It is because governments and national economies are unstable. Thus raising your own food makes sense, and during a crisis may be your only ticket for a meal.

I believe more and more we will see Americans raising their own food or buying locally from farm producers. The era of the huge farms employing migrant workers, and then ship produce thousands of miles, is coming to an end.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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