By Jackie Barron
Move over dogs and cats, city leaders have taken the first step in letting chickens roost in backyards. Tuesday night city commissioners voted unanimously in support of a new ordinance allowing residents to have up to four hens. No roosters allowed.
“If it crows, it goes. We’re going to be firm about this,” said Jono Miller, who helped lead the initiative to allow chickens in the city.
“Some people are concerned about the safety of their food, some people are animal welfare folks who don’t like seeing chickens confined in cages, some people want kids to know where their food comes from,” Miller said about those in favor of the issue.
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