Thursday 11th of May 2023
Looks like you moved. Your bio says Knoxville, but you mention upstate New York. In Rochester, licenses are a little expensive($70).
Thursday 22nd of February 2024
Yes, I did move last year. And yes, it's expensive to keep chickens in Rochester! Just as a note, we kept chickens in Rochester for 6 years and never got a permit for them. We were very close with our neighbors and gave them lots of free eggs, and they never had a reason to call the city on us because we kept everything clean and didn't have roosters. All to say, you don't strictly have to get the permit, but it's a good idea to get it to cover yourself if you have picky neighbors.
Friday 10th of June 2022
Can I let my chickens out yet? I have been keeping them in due to the 2022 bird flu.
Friday 17th of June 2022
That's totally your call. The risk of bird flu is still present and likely will be for awhile. But with that said, we never kept our birds inside due to bird flu. It just depends on what level of risk you're comfortable with. You may also want to look into how many cases are present in your area, if it's low you're probably fine to let them out!