Great article about a group of 5th graders in Casper, Wyoming who educated themselves on urban chickens and approached the Casper City Council with their request.
5th grader Hunter Cole participated in the project. Quoting from the article:
“Cole, who said he has owned chickens before and liked raising them, was tasked with gathering information from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. After speaking to a representative from the Casper office, he learned it was unlikely that wild animals would prey on urban chickens.
“There is not currently a problem with wild animals coming into town to eat domestic animals,” Cole reported to the council members. “So there would not be an issue in the future for chickens.”
Do you suppose we could get these kids to come to speak to Billings City Council for a field trip? 🙂