Friday, March 25, 2011

Why This Blog Exists


I'm trying to gather support and enthusiasm in Dayton, Ohio for backyard chickens. A first step for Daytonians who want to grow more than veggies. It may at first seem a bit extreme. But, we're not talking about Roosters here. We're talking about folks producing more of their own food. With food and gas costs skyrocketing and Dayton's job market continuing to decline, its a very real possibility that food scarcity could lead folks to be interested in chickens. Plus organic eggs can cost $3 to $4 per dozen.

More than food scarcity, though, is self-sufficiency. Since more and more of us are interested in this option, chickens seem like a logical next step.Also, as Dayton tries to attract green, young hipster types to move in and work, here - the more friendly we should be to young, green hipsters who like the idea of growing their own food.

So, if you are into chickens and want to influence policies and codes in Dayton, join this blog and share your story. We'll keep your secrets, for now anyway!

6 comments:

  1. Hello, I seen this blog off of the Dayton Daily News article. I am an underground chicken owner and I live in Dayton someplace. My family and I would love to support you I know of 1 other person that currently has hens in Dayton. We have 3 red stars.

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  2. Hi - well please become a follower! If you sign up to follow by email, you'll get notices of posted information. The place to do that is in the upper left corner of the page (below the title). Thanks!

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  3. Hi. I'm moving to Dayton this summer and am interested in getting chickens. Can you post a description or a link to the current rules? What would you like to see changed? Thanks!

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  4. Mystryda - My latest post contains this information, thanks!

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  5. I am moving back to Dayton after living nearly four years in Athens, Ga., where there is a vital locally grown, organically grown food movement. I had quit eating eggs on principle many years ago, but began buying from the multiple farms in the Athens, Ga., area that allow their chickens free range. I am very interested in seeing where this Dayton movement goes. Sans roosters, there really should be no problem! I'm in!!

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  6. Yeah! There are some decent egg producers at Second St. Market so I bet you'll have some options but at home is even more local!

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