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Ask the Master Gardener: Chickens in the garden need coop, fence
Tuesday Feb 14 2012
Question: I just got chickens and I want to let them free-range in my yard. Is this practical or will they eat my garden plants? Answer: Chickens and gardens are not always a prac ...
Living off the land and loving it in Granite Bay
Monday Sep 12 2011
Tucked away in one of the older sections of Granite Bay is a mini farm with 26 chickens and a vegetable garden that could feed several families. In fact, it does. Property owners K ...
Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...
Loomis animal rescuer gets reprieve
Wednesday Jan 12 2011
A Loomis animal rescuer won’t have to pay to file for a permit to keep her elderly animals, the town council decided on Tuesday night. At a packed Loomis council meeting on Ja ...
Let people raise their own food
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
Re: Your article (Loomis News, April 15) on chickens in Loomis and the outrageous use permit of $1,083 to have 3 to 6 chickens in your backyard: There is no use permit for folks th ...
Chickens could roost in suburbs
Thursday Apr 15 2010
Placer County could soon allow non-farming home-dwellers up to six chickens – double the original staff plans. And it had at least one outlaw chicken owner crowing victory. Tahoe ...
Should chicken-keeping be allowed on Loomis properties?
Wednesday Apr 14 2010
Placer County gets cracking on new chicken-raising rules for homeowners
Thursday Feb 11 2010
A new urban chicken movement is all about the eggs. But Placer County is embarking on an effort to put revised chicken-raising rules in place that are more about dogs, fee structur ...
More Penryn chicken deaths blamed on marauding black bears
Monday Nov 02 2009
More chickens have been reported killed by marauding bears in the Penryn area. In the most damaging coop break-in to date, longtime Penryn resident Terry Wicks said 18 of her chic ...
Rampaging Penryn bears appear to have moved on
Tuesday Oct 27 2009
A Penryn family – and its chickens – are resting easier five days after bears rampaged through their poultry coop. Floyd and Suzanna Giaccani were victimized Thursday night af ...
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