A group looking to change Bloomfield's laws to let people raise chickens on their own property is meeting next month at the Bloomfield College Library.
In a press release, the group says that while Bloomfield's ordinances prohibit the raising chickens, they believe that raising hens offers a number of benefits for local communities.
The group notes that hens can be fed food scraps and garden waste such as weeds and overgrowth while providing nitrogen-rich compost throught their droppings. In addition, they say that hens can provide natural pest control by consuming grubs and insects.
The meeting will be held at the Bloomfield College Library (Oakland & Liberty) on March 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. to discuss a proposed ordinance and the process for having the Bloomfield Town Council approve an ordinance and start a pilot BACKYARD HEN program.