It appears that CdA City Chickers may end up with a full hen house if yesterday's meeting of the City of Coeur d'Alene's General Services Committee is any indication. According to a story in today's CdA Press ( http://bit.ly/95GVdI ), the Committee is going to recommend to the City Council to reinstate the unlimited rule regarding the number of chickens one can own within city limits. Eggscellent.
The City Council will decide next Tuesday, July 20th, 6 pm in the Community Room of the CdA Library. Let's do our best to fill the room in support of this. Who knows - maybe spontaneous chicken dancing will break out!
This really is good news for those of us who are currently over the "three chick limit." I know my girls will rest easier now that two of them may be getting a stay of execution. I am a little disappointed that Mike Kennedy didn't visit our coop - I really wanted to ask him which Council Member was going to come over and do the "dirty work" if the limit remained in place.
As long as we chicken owners are responsible, keep our birds healthy and sanitary, there should be no issues. And we appear to be doing just that as Ron Edinger stated that there were no complaints on file about chickens within the city limits.
I am planning to be at the City Council meeting next week - hope to see you there as well - since birds of a feather... well, you get the idea.