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Fri, Jun. 26th, 2009, 02:06 pm
Grrr

So the garden center where Jon (Geoff's brother, our roommate) works is called North Haven Gardens, in Dallas.  They've been selling chicken coop equipment for some time now, as well as chickens themselves from Bagienice Farms out near Terrell, TX   There's a guy from the farm, Dan Probst, who comes out twice a month and does a chicken-owner's seminar followed by sales of some pullets (hens) from the farm to people who want them.  Leslie Halleck, NHG's general manager, adopted five of them and has been raising them in her backyard...she has a blog about it

Now, apparently someone-- one person-- has complained, and NHG has been forbidden to sell hens.    I repeat, it is legal to own hens in Dallas.  Why should it be illegal to sell them?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Let's hope this is a temporary thing. 

Comment from Dan Probst:
I am just one of those "little guys" that the shining city of Dallas has snubbed. Did it ever occur to the city powers that sometimes they make it difficult to have fun in Dallas. OK, so I can't sell my chickens at North Haven, but tell that to all of the kids, parents, and backyarders who left there with big smiles and new chickens! Someday even those kids will vote.

Wed, Jul. 1st, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Chickens

Thought you might want to get in on this...

http://planoblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/06/plano-urban-chickens-part-deux.html

Leslie Halleck

Wed, Jul. 1st, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
kittenhead: Re: Chickens

Thanks so much for the tip! I left a lengthy post in response to Mabrie Jackson's blog comment, and in response to the comments to her comments. I am a bit puzzled at the link you gave me, though, in which Theodore Kim asks Plano chicken owners to speak-- does he really think that's a good idea? "Hey, come share your stories of illegal activity with a city council member!" I hope he gets plenty of stories from people who keep chickens where it's legal, but none from Plano-ites!