May 24, 2012
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Hi Linda Ray,
I'm excited for this group to meet up!! I'll follow with a lot of interest. A park and picnic sounds just beautiful. I'll join in according to everyone's schedule. Since i don't have little ones, my scheduling can be flexible. I'll keep an eye out. Thank you for putting this together for everyone!
Thanks for attending the meeting. What is your council representative's stand on the bill? If it's positive, please express your support. If not, see how you can educate and inform so the council representative will change position for the next reading.
The unofficial word on this is that unless there is a complaint, Codes will not interfere. A friend of mine in West Nashville has a next-door neighbor who raises rabbits behind the house, and they reproduce like rabbits. They smell, my friend is unhappy about it. But a few chickens, especially is they are hens, are quiet, and if kept properly there is no discernible odor. When we have a definite meeting place and time, you might want to discuss this with any Metro residents who come.
Linda, are you in Nashville, or only wishing to live here? Keeping chickens within Metro can be a challenge, most often for those who don't keep their birds clean, under control, or all female. There are several local groups that promote and lobby and attempt to educate regarding the benefits of local food, including backyard chickens.