City Commission Meeting on Keeping Live Fowl

| 12/3/2008 11:14:06 AM

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I attended Lawrence, Kan., city commission meeting on Dec. 2, 2008, to hear the discussion of keeping live fowl in the city. Prior to public comments, Assistant City Manager Cynthia M. Boecker summarized current laws and how other cities in Kansas handle the issue.

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I was glad to hear the discussion firsthand. Earlier reports gave the impression that the Humane Society was against the idea because of potential health hazards to humans.

Midge Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, clarified that the Humane Society "has no opinion about keeping fowl" in city limits and is neither for nor against it. But she raised some questions for the commission to consider:

  • How many fowl will be allowed?
  • How large must the property be?
  • What kind of fowl will be allowed? (Peacocks, guineas and roosters are all very loud.)
  • Will there be regulations for coops, cleanliness and parasite control?
  • Will fines be imposed if fowl leave their owner's property?
  • If a dog or cat kills fowl, will the dog or cat be considered "dangerous"?
  • Will there be a regulation against butchering fowl for meat?

Those are valid questions, and clarification would certainly prevent misunderstandings in the future.

Several private citizens spoke — all of them in favor of keeping chickens.

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12/12/2008 6:46:54 PM

We've been urban chicken keepers for over four years here in the heart of urban megalopolis of Charlotte NC.Our city/county ordinance is pretty clearly defined and available for research on-line. We can have up to 20 chickens per acre properly housed and that housing must be approved by Animal Control and an annual permit fee must be paid of $35. Neighbors on both sides of your property must sign off on the chickens and the setback should be 25 feet from either neighbor's property (although exceptions are made if the neighbor is OK with this). Obviously, noise of roosters and odors are not permitted. We have a half acre lot and our 10 chickens have provided us with the most fertile growing conditions in our huge vegetable garden and our many raised bed boxes as well as the butterfly and hummingbird gardens as well as plenty of delicious and wholesome eggs for us and our friends. We are permitted to slaughter the girls who are retired from laying if we do so discretely so that no one has to see the killing act.

12/11/2008 6:47:55 PM

About a year ago the city of Missoula MT, passed an ordinance that allows home owners to have up to 6 hens as long as the coup is 20ft from the nearest neighbors house and feed is kept in a predator safe container. Quite a few houses have taken advantage of this new law.

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