Alright, before we get into the weeds about whether or not Chickens should be allowed within Great Falls city limits, let's keep things cordial. I'm not trying to start World War Three or turn families and friends against each other. All I'm hoping to do is have a conversation. haha

The World Today

Whether you're willing to admit it or not, the world is filled with more uncertainty than ever before. In my humble opinion, the pandemic only took this uncertainty to the next level. So, with that said, is self-sufficiency such a bad idea?

Chickens In Great Falls, Montana

First, let's look at the positives of allowing chickens in Great Falls. 

  • Who doesn't want a constant supply of fresh eggs?
  • Knowing where your food comes from.
  • Free fertilizer.
  • Kitchen waste disposal.
  • They eat bugs!
Brown Chicken

Alright, let's look at the negatives of allowing chickens in Great Falls.

  • If you have a rooster, enough said. 
  • Chickens may attract predators. 
  • A decent amount of waste to deal with.
  • Space is always an issue in town.
  • What happens if they get out?
white chicken

In all honesty, I don't know what the right answer is as to whether or not chickens should be allowed within the city limits of Great Falls. I genuinely like the idea of fresh eggs and the sustainability of having my own chickens. However, the hought of roosters making a racket and chickens on the loose does draw my opinion in the other direction. 

It might be doable if we knew that residents wouldn't abuse the policy and would be responsible when caring for chickens. But unfortunately, the likelihood of that is rather slim. 

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