Hundreds of progressive cities across the United States (and Canada, and the UK…) have legalized “Urban Chickens” in the past few years… however, in Montana, where cattle outnumber humans 3 to 1 and there are less than one million citizens in the 4th largest state in the nation, Billings is still behind the times. Most of the time, we like it that way.
But with the rising costs of fuel, rising concerns over organic foodstuffs, and growing interest in sustainability, the issue of backyard hens has come up with increasing frequency in the Magic City.
The Billings Backyard Hen Initiative is a group of local citizens and families interested in changing current Billings city code and permit the responsible keeping of a limited number of backyard hens within city limits, and to help educate and support urban chicken keepers within the area.
We would like to see Billings join:
Bozeman ~ Kalispell ~ Missoula ~ Whitefish ~ Helena ~ Livingston ~ Manhattan ~ Havre ~ Anaconda ~ Miles City
and allow citizens to Get Our Hens On!!
Won’t you join us?