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home : news : local   April 29, 2016

7/11/2013 6:10:00 PM
Utica residents ask to keep chickens


Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter



Utica Village Board is considering tweaking the village’s animal control ordinance to allow the keeping of chickens, specifically egg-laying hens, in residential areas.

The idea was hatched by residents Angie Benstine and Heidi Hendrix, who requested an amendment to keep hens (not roosters or ducks) for 4H projects and fresh eggs.

The board wants more information and tabled the request. Village attorney Herb Klein noted that any amendment would not supersede restrictive covenants governing livestock.












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