Salem, Oregon... C.I.T.Y. - Chickens In The Yard Hopes for Urban Hens in Salem

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Integrity Oregon 200808151

The Urban Chicken Movement has come to Salem, Oregon!  The media has covered it since February when the local group C.I.T.Y. - Chickens In The Yard presented six months of research and documentation on the benefits of a few hens in the backyard of residents who choose to have them to the Mayor and city council.

C.I.T.Y. continues to gain strength and number through their website: www.salemchickens.com, and their Salem Chickens Yahoo group and C.I.T.Y. FaceBook The group has been doing public outreach at the Salem Public Library, and other venues with an educational display that outlines the benefits and myths of backyard hens.

Most people can see the benefits a few hens can provide and are surprised that Salem isn't part of the Urban Chicken Movement that started in the Northwest and has spread like wildfire across the nation. New York City allows urban chickens! Portland has allowed them since 1964! Eugene, Corvallis, and Lake Oswego also allow residents to have backyard hens. Why not Salem???

Finally, on Monday, May 11th, the issue will be put on the agenda. C.I.T.Y. and its supporters hope that the issue will move forward quickly as it has done in other places who have used the group's research.

Backyard hens eat weeds, grass clippings, bugs and slugs and turn them into fresh eggs and excellent fertilizer for gardening.

If you support C.I.T.Y. come show your support at the city hall on Monday, May 11th at 6:30.

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Nannette Martin

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Amy McAllister
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Hi Nannette, This sounds interesting. I didn't know chickens were allowed in Portland backyards. Thanks for joining my "I love Oregon" group. 

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Nannette Martin
RE/MAX Integrity - Salem, OR
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Hi Amy. great to hear from you. I love Oregon too and I think it's a great group.

Yes, Portland has allowed chickens in the city since 1964. The mayor of Portland has two hens of his own. They have annual coop tours every year. It's a really great thing for sustainable living and a natural extension of gardening. I went to the Corvallis coop tour in March and it was really interesting to see how people incorporate chickens into their yards.

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