The Chickens Are Coming, The Chickens Are Coming

| April 10, 2012 | 7 Comments

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?

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