Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen taking to the streets—it’
Invite your friends, family, chicken enthusiasts, Village trustees, and government officials! This movie which has been shown all across the USA, and in many film festivals will be airing in Lake County, IL for the first time.
It’s interesting that in the city of Chicago residents are allowed to have backyard chickens, but there is not a single village in Lake County, IL (pop. 706,222) that has approved an ordinance. In fact, the sustainable city planners hired by the Village of Mundelein, IL incorporated wording for sustainable practices such as backyard hens, and the village trustees voted to remove the wording.
Our group believes that there is a lack of information and many misconceptions about backyard hens, which is nothing like a commercial poultry operation. In an effort to get the word out and educate the public and elected officials, we are sponsoring the movie screening. This will be the first screening in Lake County and we would like to get as many people to attend as possible.
Village Homesteading Mundelein is a group of like-minded people that have come together and are creating a non-profit to support and foster environmentally sustainable practices in our local communities. We also educate in urban homesteading practices and self-sufficiency.
For more information, here is the link to our Facebook page about the event. http://www.facebook.com/
Board of Directors:
Holly Kim, James Manfredi, Jennifer Kehrer, Alex Kvasnicka
Village Homesteading Mundelein contact information:
Phone: (224) 360-0876