Last fall, the Alton City Council approved an ordinance allowing city residents to keep up to five chickens in their backyard.  While this legalized many who already had chickens at their homes, more people are now looking into getting a few chickens.  A seminar is coming up soon that will answer many questions about the practice.  

A proponent of keeping urban chickens says the birds are not a problem in an urban setting.  Felicia Breen, an Alton chicken activist, hopes the backyard chicken movement expands into neighboring communities.

Breen comments

The workshop will be held at the La Vista Ecological Learning Center in Godfrey on Sunday, February 10 from 1:30-3:30pm.  Registration is requested.  Call 466-5004 to do so, or click on the link below.  The event is free, but donations of $5-$10 would be appreciated.

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