- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Casper City Council has approved an ordinance that would allow city residents to keep chickens.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1LFo17K ) that the council voted 5-2 in favor of the measure at an hour-long public meeting on Wednesday.

Several residents voiced their support of the ordinance, highlighting chickens’ advantages as pets and the importance of eating locally and nutritiously. But Casper businessman Michael Reid had concerns about how officials would monitor and enforce the rules.

Under the new ordinance, Casper residents could keep up to six hens in a coop and would need to have a six-foot fence.

Proposed ordinances allowing city chickens have failed at least twice in the last five years.

The ordinance will have to pass two more readings before it goes into effect.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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