Have you heard? There is an urban chicken movement where people want to be more self sufficient, lower their carbon footprint, and to have a unique pet. The subject recently came up at the City Council meeting, with people discussing the merits of having a self-sustaining neighborhood. The new code from the City of Newark will allow up to four hen chickens per residence. I did a quick Google search and saw websites dedicated towards teaching people how to raise their own chickens. If you want to learn for yourself, stop by the library on July 10th from 7-8pm. As for myself, I have never raised chickens; I think my dog would chase them everywhere!
On Tuesday, July 10th from 7-8pm the Newark Library will have a program called “Backyard Chicken Basics” which is presented by Poultry Project Members of the East Hills 4-H Club and the Bayside 4-H Club. Come join us to learn how to raise your own chickens and learn more about the basic equipments needs, costs, care, recommended breeds, benefits, rules and regulations plus resources for materials and information!
At the May 24th and June 14th City Council meetings the City Council discussed and approved an amendment to the Newark Municipal Code (6.32.010A2 and 6.32.010A3) regarding raising chickens at your residence. The new code allows up to four hen chickens as household pets without having to apply for an Animal Fancier’s Permit. For more detailed information please check with the City of Newark.