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Sarasota FL prepares to welcome backyard chickens

By Jackie Barron
Tampa Tribune

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.

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