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North Liberty Gives Final Approval to Backyard Chickens

THE NORTH LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL HAS GIVEN FINAL APPROVAL TO AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL LET PEOPLE KEEP CHICKEN HENS IN THEIR BACKYARDS.

THE COUNCIL VOTED 3-2 FOR THE PROPOSAL AT TUESDAY NIGHT'S MEETING.

THE CHICKEN HEN OWNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $20 PERMIT FEE EACH YEAR, ALONG WITH A $3 BAND FEE FOR EACH BIRD. A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $100 WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY AND WILL BE APPLIED TO ANY EXPENSES A CHICKEN CAUSES THE CITY TO INCUR.

PERMIT HOLDERS MUST COMPLETE AN APPROVED CLASS IN RAISING CHICKENS AND CAN KEEP A MAXIMUM OF FOUR HENS. CITY ADMINISTRATOR RYAN HEIAR SAYS ROOSTERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

ALSO, THE HENS' WINGS MUST BE CLIPPED.

 

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