- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A group of York City residents is asking the local government to make it legal for them to raise chickens.

The York Dispatch reported Saturday (https://bit.ly/1llWjC6) that several people asked city council last week to consider the change, permitting up to six hens but not roosters.

Supporters say chickens aren’t noisier, smellier or messier than domestic dogs and cats, and they don’t present a special health risk.

York resident Brent Inners tells the paper chickens can help control bugs.

Some city council members say they’re worried legalizing chickens might increase demands on police and property inspectors.

The Legalize Chickens in York City group on Facebook has more than 120 members.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, https://www.yorkdispatch.com


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