Mitchell, SD to tackle the chicken debate


Hopefully they can come up with an answer quicker then our brain-trust chicken committee did in Sioux Falls;

Mitchell’s City Council is weighing whether to allow residents to raise chickens in backyards.

Peggy Miiller asked council members this week to consider the idea, and they agreed to discuss it further at their next meeting on Feb. 16.

A current city ordinance bans ducks, geese, chickens and other domestic fowl from within 100 feet of occupied buildings and all residential areas of the city.

And remember, rabbits are pets and food (but not at the same time.)


#1 Ol'Bubbleguts on 02.05.15 at 2:59 pm

They want to put a giant chicken farm west of here.
Can I have some poop out of the Environmentally destructive lagoons?
Parker I think.Can’t fight big bidness,..stack the rules against you.
I need more pallets to construct a cheapie coop
I can have roosters here if I want but I hear they aren’t
as tasty once they fertilize a few hens and cause fights/kill.
I plan to till and have a small solar glass covered enclosure for greens protect ’em from the big rabbits
we got here.I went 4 years in LP Taylors Place 2 years since I got kicked out nothing no rabbits
spotted at all.I used to like taking my cat on the deck when I saw them she would get all riled up at the movement.
May make a hutch for these bastards if I can get a set of reproducibles
Meat is meat and a MAN has to eat.

In Art and Labor (and disemboweling and skinning the hutch $%^#’ers.
Plenty of red-tailed rats need a silent airgun like a Sheridan here.
Squirrel it’s the new chicken
as well as anything else)!


#2 Joan on 02.06.15 at 5:53 pm

I can’t figure out why anybody living in town would want any kind of “farm” type of animal in town. I couldn’t wait to get off the farm when I was a kid. I left when I was 18 and only ever went back for a day or two at a time.

#3 teatime on 02.06.15 at 10:02 pm

Joan, I agree. Why would town people want to do what farm people do? If they do want to, then go to a farm.

#4 whats wrong w/ farms on 06.09.15 at 8:39 am

Not everyone can afford a farm. Lots of people have cats/dogs as pets, why not chickens? We have six in Yankton and they are a lot of fun. Plus, they provide eggs whereas other pets are only consumers. I also grow a garden. I wish we didn’t need to depend so heavily on other people for our food. We need to teach people to be more self-supportive.