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Backyard chickens on Richmond council's agenda

Monday - 4/8/2013, 12:14pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond City Council is considering a zoning change that would allow backyard chickens in residential neighborhoods.

Council members approved rules in February that would allow residents to keep up to four chickens. Residents would have to obtain a $60 annual permit and place the coops at least 15 feet away from neighboring dwellings.

The council is scheduled to vote Monday on the zoning change that would allow the rules to become effective.

Resident Meredyth Temple tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/14QUvYs ) that she doesn't expect a major change if the council approves the zoning revision. She says residents in her neighborhood already keep chickens.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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