Residents vote on backyard chicken farming
NORMAN, Okla. – City Council members are voting on whether or not chicken farming will be allowed within city limits.
Kim Frakes ordered a handful of baby chicks nine weeks ago online.
“I wanted to have organic eggs for my family,” she said.
Some Norman residents are concerned about the noise, smell and the idea of living next to farm animals.
The fate of her chicks will be voted on at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
“Some of the guidelines in the proposal prohibits roosters and limits residents to having up to four hens. They can’t roam around, they must stay inside the coop,” councilman Roger Gallagher said.
Frakes said, “We won’t sell our eggs, we’ll just give them away to family and friends. But we really just wanted the eggs that were free if hormones.”