First WNv Positive Sentinel Chicken

  The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) confirmed that a sentinel chicken tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) antibodies. This is a sign of increased risk to people from West Nile virus. The chicken is part of… Continue Reading


Sunday Funny: City Council High on Chickens, aka ‘Gateway Critter’

What’s all the scratchin’ and peckin’ about? For the good dope, check out Doni Greenberg’s latest, Redding City Council Drama: Medical Marijuana, Backyard Chickens and Beleaguered Turtle Bay. Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far… Continue Reading


Redding Relaxes Backyard Chicken Restrictions

I’m not naming names, but some Redding residents may have violated city codes when they raised backyard chickens in modest suburban lots less than 20,000 square feet — spaces far smaller than the previously required half an acre for such fowl activities. Backyard chickens were… Continue Reading