Chicken Vs Egg(Z) What Comes First in Maplewood

By mark-slade October 19, 2011

Chicken Pilot Program Approved by Township Committee

But the Committee still must pass a resolution stipulating the criteria for the success of the pilot program.

By Mary Mann

Fred Profeta, Vic DeLuca and Kathy Leventhal hear public comments related to the proposed chicken pilot program.
Jane Goetz gestures to another member of the public during her comments arguing againt the chicken pilot program.

By a vote of 3-2, the Maplewood Township Committee approved an ordinance on Tuesday allowing for a one-year pilot program for up to 15 households in Maplewood to raise as many as three hens each for egg production.

Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historical museum, is hosting Chick Talk (The Backyard Variety) this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. for free. The event will include Montclair-based chicken-owner Grace Grund, two of her hens, and a history of chicken farming in Maplewood. For more information, click here.

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