The city is no place to raise a chicken


The city is no place to raise a chicken

Dear editor,

This letter is in response to sweet Ada’s letter to council Re: chickens.

Dear Ada, It is wonderful to see such a little girl taking charge and requesting what you want from our officials. And you write so well for someone just starting school. I understand how nice it would be for you to have chickens to lay your eggs. However, many people like me choose to live in the city away from farm animals. Even three chickens can lay a lot of eggs, and being so social they’re going to talk all day long. And they also poop a lot. So there’s lots of cleaning up to do, but maybe that would be a good chore for you to help out at home, and I guess it could fertilize your garden. My brother raises chickens on a rural property and it is expensive… building a chicken coop and fenced-in outdoor area, installing nesting boxes, putting in fresh water lines, buying chicken feed (although he also feeds them his kitchen scraps and garden vegetables). You know, a dozen delicious veggie-fed chicken eggs cost less than $4 at Thrifty’s. Maybe that would cost less than having chickens. I don’t know, I’ve never farmed before. So although I think you’re a sweet, smart girl, I’m hoping that the City will continue its no-chickens-in-the-city rule.

L. Campbell





Just Posted

Supports service tax helping homeless in Courtenay

Latest count indicates greater number of homeless seniors

Associate pastor made early connections in Courtenay

Central Evangelical Free Church opens at former Record office

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

Comox Valley teen with autism a spectacular guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in Port Alice exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read