Country’s First Chicken Hotel

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Backyard Farmer has been a staple shop in Lane County’s urban-farming community for almost three years now. But about a month ago, the store started offering a one-of-a-kind service for its chicken-owning customers. KEZI 9 News has an exclusive look at the country’s very first chicken hotel.

Residents Fight Livestock Ordinance

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A 40-year old ordinance is at the center of controversy in Junction City. It bans residents from owning animals like chickens and ducks and it has residents crying foul. Now, they’re taking their fight to the web, by creating a campaign on Facebook. They call themselves the Backyard Farming Coalition. On the … Continue reading »

Local CSAs Offer Natural Meat

They’re separated by dozens of miles, but Sweet Home Farms and the Deck Family Farm are united in their mission to providing natural, hormone-free meat. “This was not a mistake–the way they decided to raise all these different animals,” said Daniel O’Malley, Sweet Home Farms Manager. O’Malley’s parents started farming just more than six years … Continue reading »

Eugene Approves Urban Animals

EUGENE, Ore. — Country living is coming to the city of Eugene. City councilors approved an ordinance Wednesday, allowing more urban animals. The council voted six to one to allow Eugene homeowners to own a restricted group of farm animals. Now the task is to educate those aspiring urban farmers and try and keep non-farming … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Urban Animal Keeping

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city councilors will likely make a decision on the urban animal keeping ordinance Wednesday. The current proposal would allow for people to have more chickens, goats and bee hives, among other animals. According to the agenda item, for development sites less than 20,000 square feet, the ordinance would do the following: … Continue reading »