Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Smithsburg council votes to allow backyard chickens

Smithsburg council votes to allow backyard chickens

The Smithsburg Town Council Tuesday night voted in favor of allowing residents to raise backyard chickens. After months of discussion and input from residents for and against the proposal, the five-member council voted 3-2 to change its zoning ordinance and permit residents to raise up to five hens.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

RI City Council approves ordinance allowing chickens

RI City Council approves ordinance allowing chickens

ROCK ISLAND - On a 5-to-2 vote Monday, the Rock Island City Council approved an ordinance amendment to allow for urban chickens. Rock Island now joins Moline, East Moline and Silvis in allowing for urban chickens. Voting for the chicken ordinance were Alds. Joshua Schipp, 6th Ward; Kate Hotle, 5th Ward; P.J.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Penn Hills ordinance makes raising chickens OK

Penn Hills ordinance makes raising chickens OK

Sign up for one of our email newsletters. Penn Hills residents now have the chance to raise chickens in residential neighborhoods. Council has unanimously approved an ordinance long in the making that will allow residents living on less than five acres to apply for special exceptions from the municipality's zoning hearing board to raise hens.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Palos Hill revamps chicken ordinance

Palos Hill revamps chicken ordinance

Residents wanting chickens in their Palos Hills backyards face some new restrictions under a revamped ordinance that attempts to ensure the birds don't annoy neighbors and are in safe and sanitary sites. The revised chicken ordinance, which replaces a similar law passed late last year, calls for a limit of four chickens per backyard and allowed only on single-family lots.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fayetteville approves keeping backyard chickens


Fayetteville approves keeping backyard chickens

FAYETTEVILLE, NY- The village of Fayetteville has approved allowing residents to keep chickens as long as they have been approved for a permit. The village has been considering the measure since May, after several residents asked if they could keep backyard chickens.

Rochester resident can keep chickens, turkeys on property

Rochester resident can keep chickens, turkeys on property

ROCHESTER - A village resident can keep three hens and three turkeys on his property for part of the year. The Rochester Village Board on Monday approved a request from resident Rob Fontaine, 35312 Washington Ave. (Highway D), to keep several chickens and turkeys on his 1.75 acre lot.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lorain Council gives seal of approval to chickens

Lorain Council gives seal of approval to chickens

LORAIN - James and Camden Norton get up every morning and tend to their chickens as father and son. They collect eggs, clean the coop and make sure the 20 animals are fed. And then Camden, 10, leaves his house on Carrie Drive in South Lorain to head to school.
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