Roberts: Diapers for chickens a goofy idea

photo Dalton Roberts

My friend Lana Sutton speaks intelligently and frequently in favor of teaching citizens the joys of self-sufficiency. She wrote excitedly on Facebook about Chattanooga's discussion of allowing chickens inside city limits.

I'm sure she's disappointed in the 6-3 vote to not allow a coop of chickens inside the city.

I had mixed feelings about it myself. The excrement problem with big dogs is severe, but I find myself unable to believe that chicken owners could determine where the chicken poop would go. I might feel differently if Howard Lovell owned the chickens. As I wrote in a previous column, he owned the house where I now live and, when he was annexed into the city, he was grandfathered in as a legitimate chicken owner.