A House Is a Man’s Castle, Fortress, and Barnyard
Clayton residents are debating whether the city should restrict pet chickens. This Post-Dispatch article presents the usual quotes from neighbors who abhor all things farm-related. Also noted are the people who want Clayton to promote chicken ownership actively:
On the other side of the issue is Clayton resident Stan Braude, a biology professor at Washington University.
Braude said after the meeting that he hoped the city would encourage more residents to have a few hens in their backyards.
What would Clayton have to do to increase hen ownership? I’m imagining a chicken incentive program, reminiscent of Cash for Clunkers — or, alternatively, a fresh eggs buyback program.
I hope Clayton avoids both regulation and encouragement, and instead allows people to make decisions about chickens for themselves. If anyone can’t stand to live in a city that permits chicken raising, they can always move out to Chesterfield.