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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Bad news for chickens in Columbus!

Updating this ILB post from June 20th, headed "Urban chicken coops could soon find foothold in Region," Columbus Indiana seems to be headed in the other direction. Olivia Covington reports in the Columbus Republic headed "City votes to ban chickens within Columbus city limits":

Chickens within the Columbus city limits could soon be forced to fly the coop if members of the Columbus City Council stand firm in a decision to prohibit farm animals from being kept as pets.

In a 5-2 vote on Tuesday, council members gave initial approval to an amendment to the city’s animal care ordinance that would designate chickens as farm animals. The amendment also would prevent residents living within city limits from keeping farm animals as pets.

The vote came after testimony from several people in the audience of the Cal Brand meeting room — where the council meeting was moved in anticipation of a large crowd gathered to discuss the animal care ordinance. Many said they have been keeping chickens on their properties within the city limits for years without any issues.

See this very long list of earlier ILB posts on "urban chickens."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 23, 2016 09:24 AM
Posted to Indiana Government