One local woman wants Oklahoma City to “give peeps a chance.” She’s crying foul against zoning laws that prohibit owning chickens within city limits on land less than one acre.
The unidentified female has set up a MySpace page ” http://www.myspace.com/urbanchickens ” to gain support for her cause and establish a new pecking order.
“Help us fight to lift OKC up to the standards set by other major cities, instead of turning our backs on the green movement,” the site reads.
Defends the hapless poultry owner, “Urban/backyard chickens make great pets. They’re intelligent, adorable, and provide eggs for breakfast! Plus, homegrown eggs are healthier and fresher than store-bought eggs. You don’t need a rooster to get eggs, so you don’t have to worry about crowing.”
Good argument. Plus, they’re mighty tasty once treated with the Colonel’s secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices.