Archive for April 11th, 2012

Chickens and Property Values


One of the common complaints of village boards when considering allowing chicken keeping is “But property values will go down.”

Urban Chicken Advocates of Nashville (UCAN) examined the property values of cities that allow chickens and determined that there seems to no direct correlation between chicken keeping and property values. To read the article, click here.

REMINDER! April 14, 2012: Green Metropolis Fair


Come out this weekend for the Green Metropolis Fair!

Join Home to Roost and Backyard Chicken Run at the Green Metropolis Fair. This fun, day-long event has something for the whole family! This year it is at the Green Exchange. Meet animals, learn about I-GO cars, ask a composting expert a question. For more information, head to the Green Metropolis website.

Northbrook, IL, Shoots Down Chickens


In a disappointing 5-2 vote last night, the Village of Northbrook, IL, razed hopes for backyard chicken keepers. Attendees felt the trustees had made their decisions prior to the meeting, rather than entertaining the evidence presented.

This, of course, overshadows the Cubs 7-4 loss over the Brewers.


			
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