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Monday, June 20, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Urban chicken coops could soon find foothold in Region"

That is the headline of this long story by Rob Earnshaw of the NWI Times this weekend that begins:

VALPARAISO — Jennifer Murtoff, who bills herself as the Midwest's only chicken consultant, was happy to hear Valparaiso will consider allowing more city residents to own backyard chickens.

Chesterton recently passed a similar ordinance and other Region cities and towns already allow urban chickens.

The Valparaiso City Council will vote on the ordinance at its next meeting at 7 p.m. June 27 at City Hall. If adopted, residents could have up to four chickens that must be kept securely enclosed on the owner's property at all times. The ordinance has several other requirements, including that a chicken coop, or enclosed structure, to shelter the chickens must be provided.

It follows on this April 21, 2016 ILB post, headed "Valpo family may lose their backyard chickens after complaint," one of this very long list of earlier ILB posts on "urban chickens."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 20, 2016 01:55 PM
Posted to Indiana Government