I cannot even tell you how upsetting this news is...first to be betrayed by a neighbor and second to have to say goodbye to my girls. I have always been very upfront with my immediate neighbors, checking in to see if the chickens bothered them, giving them eggs when we had a surplus...so I find this all the more shocking.
Providence is SO behind on the times...it is still illegal to keep chickens in our city. Luckily there is a group of citizens fighting to change these laws...and you can bet that I jumped right in to the fight yesterday. I will be working with several local leaders to amp up the fight, and my hope is that if all things go well and the law is changed, I will have my girls back within the year.
I would love to hear from any chicken owners who have fought the laws in their town...and if you are a Providence local interested in joining the fight...shoot me an email...firstname.lastname@example.org. The city just doesn't know who they are dealing with!!