Keokuk Council to Look at Chicken Regulation

US - Should Keokuk citizens such as Celia Malm be allowed to raise chickens on their property?
calendar icon 4 March 2008
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The Keokuk City Council discussed the issue with Malm Thursday and referred the matter to the Code Revision Subcommittee for a possible recommendation.

Malm said a current city ordinance effectively bans any livestock in city limits because livestock including poultry have to be kept 150 feet from any neighbor's dwelling - not 50 feet as she and her family had believed at first.

Last spring, she said, her family decided to raise a small flock of chickens. So they built a small henhouse and a secure chicken pen well away from their neighbors. However, in August the animal control officer told her family they had misread the city ordinance.

Source: DailyGate

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