Staunton Group: Legalize Backyard Chickens in the City
People turned out at Staunton
Public Library Tuesday night to talk chickens.
Backyard chicken coops
used to be commonplace in Staunton, but they're illegal.
Augusta, a group determined to bring jobs and resources closer to home, wants
to bring back the backyard coops. They talked openly about the idea with support
from the people.
"They think that the
eggs they get at home would be more nutritious, they'd be higher quality,
they'd be fresher," said Staunton City Councilor Erik Curren. "They think that
it would be nice for their family, especially their kids to see where food
comes from, and that it's educational to have kids raise chickens. Some people
even look at them as kind of a pet."
Some cities that say
"yes" to backyard chickens are Charlottesville, Richmond and Waynesboro.
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