The Madison City Council passed a new chicken ordinance Tuesday night. The previous ordinance first initiated back in 2004 only allowed for single family homeowners to have chickens in Madison. The new law now includes apartment dwellers as well.
The ordinance sponsor, Alderperson Marsha Rummel, first got the idea for changing the laws last spring after interest in backyard chickens grew from the premiere of our film Mad City Chickens at Madison’s Wisconsin Film Festival. Because of this, local W.O.R.T. radio personality Gordon Heingartner gave Tashai a call yesterday and did a short interview with her for the popular news program In Our Backyard.
Listen to the mp3 file of the interview with Tashai and other local chicken experts.