Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ann Arbor area residents have opportunity to relinquish unwanted chickens

flickr photo courtesy of jaroslaw
In June of 2008 the City of Ann Arbor approved an ordinance for residents to keep chickens on their property (with neighbor consent). As Corinna Borden points out in a blog this past summer, keeping chickens is fairly easy manage, but understandably, it's not for everyone. For some people, what seemed to be a great idea, turned into a lot more than they wanted to handle.

SASHA Farm in Manchester has declared Urban Chicken Amnesty Week for folks in areas of SE Michigan and the Toledo area who wish to hand over their chickens for retirement to the farm. Space is limited, of course, as it is at most animal sanctuaries, and not every request can be honored. Amnesty Week is November 1 - November 6, 2010.

Lorrie Shaw is a dog walker and owner of Professional Pet Sitting, and is a regular contributor to AnnArbor.com's pet section with her blog, More Than Four Walls, where she examines topics ranging from social issues, behavior and, of course, pet health and safety. Reach her via e-mail and follow her on Twitter @psa2