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Friday, April 8, 2011

Chicken or egg?

The times they are a-changing....according to the Michigan Messenger."The Traverse City Commission has amended the town’s ordinance on prohibited animals to allow for small scale urban chicken farming.

According to the new ordinance, which went into effect Sept. 18, 2009:

Chickens may be kept according to the following conditions:
(A) A maximum of four (4) hens may be kept per parcel. Roosters are prohibited.
(B) Slaughtering chickens outdoors is prohibited.
(C) Chickens shall be provided, and remain within, a fully enclosed shelter with an optional covered fenced enclosure in the rear yard.
(D) Enclosures shall be located at least twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling on a neighboring parcel.
(E) No chicken shall be kept on parcels with more than one dwelling."

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