chickens

Reader Input: Treat animals with dignity

Several days ago I received a petition to sign “to stop boiling birds alive.” Yes, about one million chickens and turkeys are being boiled alive each year at processing ...

Some people are just jealous

I have noticed a lot of letters belittling Dee Nann?s letter to the editor a couple of weeks ago (?Bring back our country,? Reader Input, June 10). I agree with her on several thin ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Chickens in the garden need coop, fence

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 ...

Loomis couple wishes bears well

Regarding the recent Loomis bear issue, I feel compelled to set the record straight and provide clarification regarding our frequently cited encounter with the family of black bear ...

Living off the land and loving it in Granite Bay

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

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

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 ...

Placer’s urban chicken farmers crowing victory in rule change

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. Tah ...

Clamoring for critters - Sales booming for ducklings, chicks, rabbits

Peeps aren’t the only fluffy colorful chicks getting purchased this Easter weekend. Placer County residents are scooping up hatchlings to eat bugs, provide eggs and save a little ...

Not only hens have wings

The biggest problem with urban chicken raising has yet to be considered. Flies! Cleona Duncan, Newcastle

Placer County gets cracking on new chicken-raising rules for homeowners

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

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

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 ...

Shots fired after three bears raid rural Placer County chicken coop

Three bears were shot at after rampaging through a Loomis-area chicken coop but escaped into the darkness Thursday. While a state Fish & Game Department spokesman said the adult f ...