24 HOURS: Chickens on your block?
By MATT KIELTYKA, 24 HOURS
Backyard hens are making their way up city council's pecking order.
Following their meeting Wednesday night, the Vancouver Food Policy Council will pitch council to change city bylaws to allow residents to raise chickens at home for food.
"There is a lot of interest around this issue," said Trish Kelly of the food policy council.
"It goes with the trend of eating local food and having things like community gardens."
Coun. Andrea Reimer sees it as a great way for people to access local food.
"Obviously it's not for everybody, but I can't imagine why you wouldn't want as much food produced within city limits as possible," she said.
"I've casually spoken with most of the councillors and they're broadly supportive of the concept."