Friday, August 26, 2016

Chickens and goats are now allowed in La Plata

Chickens and goats are now allowed in La Plata

Move over, man's best friend - La Plata residents are now officially able to own chickens as pets. On Aug. 23, the La Plata Town Council approved an ordinance concerning prohibited animals, which now allows a certain number of female chickens with an approved permit and even allows goats for a limited duration under certain conditions.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

New ordinance allows chickens in backyard

New ordinance allows chickens in backyard

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Fayette decrees 12-chicken limit in residential zones outside cities

Fayette decrees 12-chicken limit in residential zones outside cities

If you live in unincorporated Fayette County and have been wanting to add to your brood of chickens, now you can. The Board of Commissioners voted July 28 to amend its zoning ordinance with regard to keeping chickens for residential use. Included was an increase in the maximum number of chickens allowed.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Domestic chickens ordinance passes Ferguson Township board

Domestic chickens ordinance passes Ferguson Township board

A Ferguson Township rule allowing domestic chickens passed a board of supervisors vote July 18, clearing the way for residents to keep poultry on their properties. Supervisors added some final tweaks to the ordinance about a month ago, following extensive discussion of the law at the beginning of June.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Moline approves backyard chickens

Moline approves backyard chickens

MOLINE, Illinois - The Moline City Council voted in favor of an ordinance 6 - 2 that allows Moline residents to have up to six hen chickens in their backyards. "I am very pleased," said Stephanie Acri, Moline City Council Alderman At Large. Acri has been in support of the 'Backyard Chickens in Moline' movement.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Seminole County approves backyard chicken program

Seminole County approves backyard chicken program

Seminole County is now the latest Central Florida community that allows a limited number of residents to raise backyard chickens within residential neighborhoods after commissioners approved today a pilot program for keeping poultry as pets in unincorporated areas.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Winslow Town Council approves chicken ordinance - Central Maine

Winslow Town Council approves chicken ordinance - Central Maine

WINSLOW - An ordinance that allows residents in nonrural areas to have chickens for personal use was passed Monday night by the Town Council, 5-2, and will take effect in 30 days. One that would allow the same for those in agricultural areas got tentative approval.