Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chicken law

May 9, 2012


To the editor:

Talk about a crazy law! Orscheln Farm and Home no longer able to sell chicks because it doesn’t provide 10 square feet of space per chick? Nuts!

Every year I buy healthy baby chicks at Orscheln’s, bring them home and put them in a small cage with a heat lamp. Yes, they’re in close quarters, but they have to be when they’re young in order to stay warm and survive. At six weeks I move them out to an enclosed barn stall to grow a little more before they get to enjoy the good life: free ranging, eating bugs and hanging out with the grandkids.

The 10 square feet per chicken law might work for full-grown chickens living in the city limits, but it makes no sense for a farm supply store selling baby chicks. It needs to be changed before next chick season. I want Chick Days back!


ThePilgrim 5 years, 8 months ago

This is something that Lawrence, being natural and organic and all that, should be overjoyed about - buy chickens, raise them free range. Instead we have classic city vs. country battle going on. Ridiculous!

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 years, 8 months ago

You liberals are totally crazy. When they grow up, most of the chicks are free ranging and they have lots of room. When they are young, they huddle together under a heat lamp to stay warm. They don't have feathers yet, duh.

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

Why did the peacock cross the road?

So he could choke the chicken . . . .

gr 5 years, 8 months ago

The purpose of government: to harm and harass.

Green city, but don't recycle. Local, but don't sell chickens.

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