Skip to comments.Sacramento council OKs up to three hens in city back yards
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 ...
I find this odd.
Check out the picture at the link. LOL.
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.
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.)
This needs a caption.
I have a friend in the Sac area that keeps bats in his back yard.
What IS that woman doing?? LOL!!
Did you read the comments, too??
I teach chickens the Macarena through a NEA grant.
Nothing taste better than farm fresh eggs. Just don’t get a rooster. Those idiots start to crow BEFORE the sun comes up....
that’s a tenth of the quota of french hens in the 12 days of christmas....
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.
Oh yea, I had one that had territory ON TOP of the chicken coop. that made 5...
“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.
buck buck buck buck-aw
You need a rooster to get eggs from a hen...
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...
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
No, you need a rooster to fertilize the eggs if you want chicks. Otherwise you still get eggs but no chicks.
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.
“I’ll get you my pretties and your little pullet too.”
It’s the influence of illegal aliens.
I hear ducks and chickens in my Phoenix neighborhood.
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.
So were the roosters “you got rid of” farm fresh delicious?(attempting a “tongue and cheek funny”)
This woman was not raised on a farm.
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...
What are they crowing about?
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.
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.
Doesn't gov. barking moonbat live in Sacramento too?
“Slooowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...”
****Just dont 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.
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.
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
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 ;-]
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.