A crowed of some 93 would-be chicken owners flocked to the library on August 3 to learn about the care and feeding of urban hens, and the laws and ordinances governing such practices.
The guest stars — five hens of various breeds — were charming and tolerant.
Co-sponsored by Fair Food Matters, the program featured Lori Evesque who shared her experiences in raising chickens from downy chicks to egg-laying adulthood.
Not all communities are chicken-friendly, said attorney Suzanne Klein who explained that statutes and ordinances vary according to where you live. Curious whether your community allows chickens in the yard? Pay a visit to KPL’s Law Library.
If you’d like to read more about raising chickens, here are two selections to check out:
Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying and Getting the Best from Chickens by J.C. Jeremy Hobson and How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know by Christine Heinrichs.
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