KC Council Lifts Some Restrictions on Chickens

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, July 15 2011 Jul 15, 2011 Friday, July 15, 2011 6:38:00 AM CDT July 15, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - More Kansas City residents will be allowed to legally raise chickens in their yards, although they will face several restrictions.

Currently the city allows people to have up to 15 chickens if they are at least 100 feet away from other homes or businesses.

On Thursday, the council agreed to allow exceptions to the 100-feet requirement, if all neighbors within 100 feet sign consent forms.

The Kansas City Star reports that people are still restricted to only 15 chickens. They also must control odor and manure disposal and allow inspections twice a year. And they are not allowed to sale the eggs in residential areas.

The ordinance, which takes effect in 10 days, includes several other restrictions.

File photo courtesy of "Kusabi" on Flickr Creative Commons.

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