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Updated 8:41 pm, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Edwardsville residents are now able to obtain backyard hens. With five aldermen in favor and three against, the ordinance gained approval at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
WESTON -- A revised ordinance defining rules for keeping chickens received approval at Monday's village council meeting, but not without some comments about goats, special exceptions and enforcement. The ordinance will now permit up to six chickens per household in residentially zoned areas, but not other types of poultry or roosters.
If city council approves a new rule in the coming weeks, up to 20 lucky Edwardsville residents could become the proud owners of up to six hens each. Aldermen were expected to introduce an ordinance at Tuesday night's council meeting that would allow a backyard chicken experiment - an experiment the city has previously denied.