Down But Not Out

Unfortunately, the Appleton city council decided to vote down our proposed ordinance on having backyard chickens this past Wednesday night. It is a sad, but only temporary setback, for us.

Stay tuned for more developments on our efforts to continue campaigning for urban chickens in Appleton. It’ll be a year before we can re-submit our request, and in that time we can do a lot to regroup and restrategize.

Thanks to ALL who have supported our efforts so far! And thanks to Shannon, our intrepid leader.



Last Call !!!!

The final vote will take place tonight, August 1st 2012, by the Appleton City Council on the chicken ordinance. Our success is not a sure thing! So please, please attend the meeting and, if possible, say a couple words about your support of backyard chickens.

The meeting starts at 7pm and will be on the 6th floor of City Hall (but get there 15-20 minutes early if you’d like to get on the list to speak). How to get to Appleton City Hall:

Attend Appleton City Council This Wednesday July 18th

City Council meeting is this Wednesday, July 18, 7pm on the 6th floor of City Hall.

Please all attend, if able. Vote may or may not happen. Also, I’d encourage y’all to speak on behalf of chickens, as there will likely be some chicken detractors speaking.

If you are willing to speak:

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign up to speak.
  • You’ll need to state your name and address (Appleton).
  • From there, it could be as simple as saying you support urban chickens, and you encourage city council to do the same.
  • Keep any additional comments fact-based and respectful (remember there are good people on both sides of this issue, as well as in the middle, but not everyone has all the facts).

Hope to see all you chicken supporters there! Thanks to everyone!!!