Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chickens in the Subdivision

Grantwood Village recently hatched a plan that was what chicken lovers wanted.

Grantwood Village will allow residents to keep chickens in their backyards. "We feel that this will be a good law," said Cathy Forand, chairman of the Grantwood Village Board of Trustees. "We were looking for ways for people to have chickens without disturbing their neighbors."
Households will have a limit of four hens with no roosters, so as to keep down the noise. They must be kept in a covered, fenced enclosure with the chicken coop inside of it. The area and coop must be kept clean to avoid fowl odors.

The enclosure must be attached to the back wall of the house.By attaching it to the back wall, the coop and chickens also will not be seen from the street.

The village's board of trustees approved the plan at its Oct. 18 meeting. An ordinance to pass the plan will be on the Nov. 15 agenda.

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