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Chicken smells

by Amy

After I posted this chicken smell post, I’ve gotten a lot of hits to the blog from it. Again, if it smells, throw it out. If it’s in date, take it back to the store for a refund.


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Other “chicken searches” that turned up my blog:

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We’re in the process of trying to convince the Salem government to allow chickens. The whole thing is classist and rediculous. I’m ashamed to have such ignorant people running our city and I will never be voting for the 5 councilors who voted no for the chickens (information taken from the Salem chickens group):

Bennett – voted no (as did his neighborhood associations)
Rogers – voted no (despite the fact that his neighborhoods want chickens)
Clem – voted no (despite the fact that his neighborhood wants chickens and most of our supporters live in his ward).
Sullivan – voted no (will only support chickens if there is a $100 permit, registration, and annual inspection).
Cannon – This one’s interesting. He does not object to chickens. In fact, he thinks we should be able to do whatever we want on our own property without ANY restrictions. Of course, nobody is going to support this (I’m not even sure I would). But he will only support the proposal if it’s a “permitted pet issue” rather than a “land use issue”. The city attorney says this is not possible and even if it were, the city’s definition of livestock would first have to be changed (which is a land use issue). In other words, Cannon is standing in his own way, so to speak, because his refusal to support a land use change prevents us from having chickens, which he ultimately supports. He was the deciding vote. Go figure.

The 4 that did approve: Mayor, Nanke, Tesler, Dickey :thumb

What next? In two weeks the staff should come back with a resolution summarizing what happened at the advisory public hearing and officially referring it to the Planning Commission. The staff’s recommendation will be forwarded, as is, except Brad will try to allow for the possible definition of livestock change. If that change is not part of this original referral and they decide it is a necessary step later, it would require another 45-day waiting period, so it’s best to do it all at once. Once the livestock definition is changed, if the Planning Commission agrees, we will have the option of take this out of the land use arena, which is what Cannon wants. Thus, we could potentially win his vote down the road. I know, it’s complicated, but hopeful.

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Ken Rickerman August 17, 2011 - 2:00 pm

I remember for two weeks straight being awaken in the morning by my neighbor’s rooster…only this rooster couldn’t tell time…it was at 3:00 a.m. every morning! Who knew in a city of 8 million people there were farm animals?


Chicken Coop July 16, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Thanks for the info. Here are some additional resource where you cand download the plans. as well.

KonstantinMiller July 6, 2009 - 1:00 pm

I have been looking looking around for this kind of information. Will you post some more in future? I’ll be grateful if you will.

Kristi June 9, 2009 - 4:57 pm

Wow, I hope you get the chance to raise chickens. With the slow food movement and books like Omnivore’s Dilemma I see more and more people seeking out that option.

Good luck!

steph May 29, 2009 - 5:10 pm

I love my backyard chickens. I donno if it would help to have a bunch of non-Salemers make a few phone calls. …

your compatriot in poultry,
steph in portland