The July 3 edition of The Star Press published this story about our backyard chickens on its front page. The switchboards here at Urban Bird headquarters have really lit up! We are happy to report that we have received an overwhelmingly positive response about all this. Michelle Kinsey did a wonderful job with the research and interview. Thanks again Michelle!
It is interesting to consider that of the 70+ comments left on the online version of the story, only a handful of them were negative. Typically, the comments on this site quickly degrade into personal and petty tirades, but any negativity here was rather vague and toothless.
So what is the next step? To get the ordinance changed, the Muncie City Council must introduce and pass a new ordinance that replaces the old one. Then the Mayor has to sign it. Urban Bird Muncie has already proposed and distributed what we think is a sensible replacement ordinance. Read it here. Please let us know what you think.