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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Winamac Council Waits on Chicken Ordinance"

Adding to the ILB's trove of "urban chicken" stories, Mary Perren of K99.3 FM, the "voice of the Kankakee Valley," reported yesterday:

The Winamac Town Council wants more information before allowing homeowners to raise chickens within the town limits. They deferred action on a request to allow residents to keep up to 10 hens in their yards. Arwen Fair spoke on behalf of Winamac CLUCK: Citizens for Legalizing Urban Chicken Keeping. She says Winamac is a 4-H community, and several residents are in favor of raising a sustainable food supply. She says supporters aren’t looking for large, commercial coops, just merely for enough to sustain their families and perhaps share eggs with neighbors. Council members questioned the number 10, which Fair says will adequately provide for a family. Members want to review similar ordinances from other municipalities before making any decisions. Council President John Plowman promised to keep members of Winamac CLUCK posted.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 12, 2013 09:04 AM
Posted to Indiana Government