Urban hens are quiet, odor-free animals that eat a large variety of yard and garden pests, including: snails, slugs, mosquitoes, Japanese beetles and grubs, flies, voles, moles, dandelions and other weeds. They also enrich the soil with compost and provide delicious eggs for you and your family! In this economy and environment, smart homeowners are starting to grow more of their own food, and hens are a great addition to an urban garden!
Lowell needs to join the growing ranks of savvy cities in Michigan and across the US that allow urban gardeners to keep hens! Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Kalamazoo, Portland, even Forest Hills allows hens in backyards.