Monday, July 22, 2013

Forum to Address Backyard Chicken Questions

A public discussion forum to talk about the pros and cons of keeping backyard chickens in urban areas will be held on Thursday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nurture Nature Center, 518 Nothampton St.

"Chicken Dialogues" will include a special presentation and ensuing discussion about raising backyard chickens in urban areas, an announcement about the event says.

The forum is in response to a College Hill resident's request to Easton City Council in early May that the city reconsider its ban on the keeping of chickens within city limits.

Resident Annie Porter requested that city ordinances be changed to allow residents to be able to keep up to six hens, but not roosters, at their properties to provide accessible, affordable fresh eggs.

After Porter's request, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and city council members promised to consider the matter and take public input.

City council banned the keeping of all small livestock in 2009, after numerous complaints from a College Hill resident about their neighbors' three chickens, one of which was a rooster.
For more information about the "Chicken Dialogues" discussion, call 610-253-4432 or visit

1 comment:

  1. One more reason the West Ward is the greatest neighborhood in Easton. We don't wait around for the City Council's permission before raising chickens - they're already here. West Wardians "get it" and would never have supported a city ban on them.