After untold hours of debate , the Annapolis City Council voted 6-3 in favor of allowing chickens to be raised within the City. This evening brought our several urban chicken experts from the Federal Government as well as a veterinarian.
If memory serves me, the most recent bill allowed for up to five chickens per residence and requires a setback of 5 feet from the property line. All coops must comply with building codes. There will be no roosters allowed, only chickens. And this legislation has a sunset clause of three years. If the council takes no further action, chickens will once again be banished from the City.
The vote was taken just before 1:00am.
Will you be getting chickens?
- 5 Green Chicken Coops For The Urban Gardener (earthtechling.com)
- Billings Blog Counts Its Chickens (urbanchickenconsultant.wordpress.com)
- Watch: Everything you always wanted to know about urban chickening (but were afraid to ask) (mnn.com)
- Urban chickens, chicken ordinances, and … (phillyfoodjustice.wordpress.com)