AKA – Getting the scoop on Adam’s chicken coop
by Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2022) – Adam Barker is a Lansing resident who wants to keep his chickens in Lansing. The current Village ordinance classifies chickens as wild animals, however, which doesn’t allow him to do so. In recent months, Barker has come before the Village Board of Trustees many times to advocate for chicken-keeping in Lansing, a request that has been denied. He has also authored multiple Local Voices submissions that have appeared in The Lansing Journal.
Barker invited publisher Melanie Jongsma and managing editor Josh Bootsma to visit his chicken coop, located just outside of Lansing:
If you’re interested in seeing, smelling, and learning more about Adam Barker’s chickens and their chicken coop, email him at [email protected].
Past chicken coverage
- Lansing trustees not likely to endorse chicken-keeping (August 19, 2022)
- Wigs in the Landings, asphalt shortages, budget approval, and more (July 21, 2022)
Local Voices by Adam Barker
- Still no chickens in Lansing, but why? (September 24, 2022)
- Please put chickens on the August 16 agenda (July 20, 2022)
- Chickens in Lansing (October 27, 2021)