Monday, May 13, 2013
The Brentwood Board of Aldermen voted 6-2 to allow backyard chickens on May 6.
Now that Brentwood has an law regarding chickens, some residents who had them before it was passed said yes to some video of their chicks. Angie Hulshoff got her chickens three years ago after she asked a city employee if it was OK and wasn't told no. She was an outspoken proponent of allowing them. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Marc and Angela Adler have extensive gardens as well as chickens. Take a look at their beautiful coop in the second half of the video. Are you interested in backyard chickens to give you eggs now? Do you already have them? See more chicken-related news in Patch:
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Public Works Committee voted to recommend a yes vote to the board of aldermen.
Brentwood is a step closer to following many cities surrounding it, as of yesterday’s Public Works Committee meeting. The committee voted to recommend to the board of aldermen that residents be allowed to keep backyard chickens. The vote was 3-1 with Cindy Manestar (Ward 2), Keith Robertson (Ward 3) and Maureen Saunders (Ward 1) voting yes and Andy Leahy (Ward 3) voting no. Resident Angie Hulshoff has kept chickens in her backyard for three years thinking they were allowed. When she found out differently she pushed for an ordinance to allow it. City Administrator Bola Akande and Lisa Koerkenmeier, a planning consultant for the city, wrote the proposed ordinance with input from Brentwood residents who would like to see it pass. Backyard …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
On Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m., a backyard chicken raising seminar is being presented by Friends of the City of Richmond Heights.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Brentwood resident is making recommendations for wording for an ordinance.
Brentwood could be on its way to joining neighboring cities in allowing backyard chickens. At Wednesday's Public Works Committee meeting, council members Andy Leahy (Ward 3), Cindy Manestar (Ward 2), Keith Robertson (Ward 3) and Maureen Saunders (Ward 1) discussed allowing chickens in Brentwood, and all were in favor of it. Brentwood resident Angie Hulshoff, in the 8700 block of Rosalie Avenue, had chickens for three years before she was notified by the city that she was breaking city code. She said before she got the chickens a city official told her it was OK, and hadn't had a complaint the whole time. The Board of Aldermen voted on Jan. 7 to allow her to keep her chickens, while putting a moratorium on any more coming into the city. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Angie Hulshoff spoke in Monday's board of aldermen meeting. She's had chickens for three years, and thought she was in the clear.
Angie Hulshoff will be at the Public Works meeting on Wednesday to speak for her birds.
Brentwood resident and backyard chicken keeper Angie Hulshoff, in the 8700 block of Rosalie Avenue, has had chickens for three years. She said she was told by a city official at the time it was OK. Recently someone complained, and she learned there’s an ordinance against keeping chickens. Now she wants to do all she can to keep her birds. See more photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. “I love what it teaches my kids,” she said. “Learning to care for animals teaches them empathy and compassion. What’s more important than that?” She started out with two hens, and now has five. “They give us these delicious eggs that don’t even compare to store-bought eggs,” she said. “It’s such a win-win, win-win-win.” The board of aldermen on Monday…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Maplewood-Brentwood Patch editor's backyard contains the four most recent participants in the ordinance to allow up to six chickens to live in a Maplewood backyard.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Meet Queeny, Alameda, Alfreda and Miss Whitey. The girls arrived in a cardboard box from the Fenton Feed Mill a few weeks ago and were introduced to their new home, meticulously constructed to keep them safe from predators by land or air. The Patch chickens were given the 32nd chicken permit by city hall to become Maplewood residents. The names: Queeny is the queen. She holds her head high as she lords over her subjects. Alameda and Alfreda look very similar and are always together, like the twin girls I knew long ago, though Almeda seems to be trying to get in good with Queeny lately. Miss Whitey was named by the little girl next door, and it seemed to fit, so why not? We're all having fun getting to know each other – no eggs yet.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Plus, backyard chickens gaining popularity in Maplewood, and nesting geese launch attack on Shrewsbury police, customers.
Here's what's making news in the region. Garage Sale Equals Child Adoption: The Eureka Chamber of Commerce annual garage sale was so much more than a chance to transfer 'stuff' for one family. VIDEO: Backyard Chickens Take Off in Maplewood: After a 2009 ordinance passed, interest in the egg-laying pets grows. Police Get Goosed in Shrewsbury: Protective geese defending their nest go on the attack. Cops and Cowboys Unite to Raise Funds for Special Olympics: The St. Louis County Police took over Texas Roadhouse Tuesday night to help raise money for Special Olympics.
After a 2009 ordinance passed, interest in the egg-laying pets grows.
Maplewood resident Bob Harsh went out to his backyard every day during the winter to check on his pets’ water supply. He would pick them up and hold them against his Dickies jacket to keep them warm. Harsh has four hens, who have the run of a fenced part of his yard, a wooden coop with a light bulb for warmth, and a Little Tikes playhouse, converted for their use. “They’re just affectionate little pets, like a cat or a dog,” Harsh said. He got the chickens mostly for his 2-year-old grandson to play with. Sam Rainwater and her family became interested in chickens when Bob Scheidt, at Scheidt Hardware, showed her daughters and nieces some chicks he had in his shop. Some neighbors had chickens in their backyard, so her husband started …