NORTH LIBERTY – The North Liberty City Council will consider readopting the town’s urban chicken ordinance at its meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 11. Just over a year ago, the council approved the ordinance, which allows residents to keep up to four hens in city limits. Roosters are not allowed. At the same time, a clause […]
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They’re so cute as babies, but do you have what it takes to raise backyard chickens? Find out during this free educational session coming up this Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Which came first? When it comes to backyard chickens, oftentimes it’s not the egg, but chicks from the Murray McMurray Hatchery. Specialty breeds, such as Black Australorps; Silver Laced Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons can be purchased from the hatchery – established in 1917 in Webster City, Iowa – with a minimum order of 15 to 25 […]
Even on a dreary Saturday, temperatures were tropical inside the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids for the annual Easter Showcase, happening March 30 and 31, 2013. Urban chicken owners also were busy picking up an order of chicks at the Indian Creek Nature Center, while others visited the center’s resident rabbit, Toby. The Easter Showcase […]