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Fredericksburg considers urban chickens, bees

Thursday - 8/30/2012, 1:32pm  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Birds and bees are a hot topic in Fredericksburg.

City Council is considering two ordinances that would allow residents to raise chickens and bees.

Residents presented a petition with more than 700 signatures to the council in May supporting allowing chickens and bees in residential neighborhoods.

The Free Lance-Star ( says the proposed ordinances would allow residents to keep up to four hens and two beehives. A license would be required to raise chickens.

Council passed the ordinances on first reading Tuesday night. They are expected to be finalized on second reading.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

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