By Cindy Hadish Chickens will have free range to roam in their own backyards after a mayoral veto was overridden by the North Liberty City Council this week. On a 4-1 vote, with Annie Pollack voting “no,” the council overrode Mayor Terry Donahue’s veto of the livestock ordinance amendment, passed on its third and final […]
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Cool coop; City Council to look at chick...
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 […]
Final reading of North Liberty urban chi...
Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan NORTH LIBERTY – Chicken lovers here have something to crow about. An ordinance change allowing urban hens in North Liberty passed at last night’s City Council meeting on a 3-2 vote. Gerry Kuhl, Chris Hoffman and Brian Wayson voted in favor of the measure, while Coleen Chipman and Terry Donahue were opposed. […]
North Liberty neighbors can’t peck at ur
NORTH LIBERTY – Neighbors no longer must give their approval to chicken-seeking residents of North Liberty, under the initial reading of a proposed ordinance change. City Council members last night voted 3-2 to pass the first of three readings to allow up to four chickens per household.
Video: Picking up chicks in Iowa
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 […]
Welcome to the new Homegrown!
Winter might seem a less-than-optimal time to launch a gardening website, even with the springlike day Iowans enjoyed in January. But seasoned gardeners know this is the time to move beyond dreaming, and into the preparation phase of growing. To that end, a good number of gardening workshops and classes are scheduled for this month […]