Many cities throughout the United States including Oakland, San Jose, Mountain View, Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland (just to name a few) allow residents to raise laying hens. Let’s encourage Sacramento to follow their lead.

A backyard flock provides nutritious eggs, soil amendment for gardeners, pest control, and countless hours of amusement. Traditionally, a small kitchen garden and a few hens were common in urban backyards. The current economic climate has served as an impetus for Sacramentans to roll up their sleeves and grow their own food. The chicken ordinance prohibits resident’s ability to keep hens for egg production. Get the facts here.

Existing Support:

Magpie Caterers, Mulvaney’s Building & Loan, Ravenous Cafe, The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, The Sacramento/Pomona Grange, Oak Park Neighborhood Association, Old Soul Coffee Co., Hagginwood Community Association, Sierra-Curtis Neighborhood Association, Slow Food Sacramento, Midtown Neighborhood Association.


City Council Contacts:

Contact your councilmember and urge them to modernize Sacramento’s chicken laws. And help us circulate this petition.

Sacramento City Council
Mailing Address: 915 I Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Mayor Kevin Johnson
Fax 916-264-7680

District 1
Angelique Ashby
Fax 916-264-7680

District 2
Sandy Sheedy
(916) 808-7002
Fax (916) 264-7680

District 3
Steve Cohn
Fax 916-264-7680

District 4
Rob Fong
Fax 916-264-7680

District 5
Jay Schenirer
Fax 916-264-7680

District 6
Kevin McCarty
Fax 916-264-7680

District 7
Darrell Fong
Fax 916-264-7680

District 8
Bonnie Pannell
Fax 916-264-7680


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25 09 2010
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