Less than a week after this Patch post opened up a community discussion on Homewood’s chicken-raising ban, pro-chicken residents are already beginning to mobilize.
Just a few days ago, the Facebook page “Hens for Homewood” sprang into existence. Homewood’s Jason Baldauf is the man behind the group.
“There is a growing movement in Homewood of people (myself included) who want to live more sustainably and know where their food is coming from,” Baldauf said. “I think that the idea of raising chickens is a manifestation of that.”
Historically, Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld has expressed opposition to the idea of allowing residents to raise chickens, but Hens for Homewood is hoping to change that. To start, Baldauf is inviting all residents to a chicken ordinance discussion this upcoming Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library.
“If they are interested in environmental stewardship or just want to know where their eggs come from, we look forward to seeing them there,” he said.