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Crying Fowl: Council rejects proposal to allow chickens in backyards

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents in Oklahoma City who were hoping to raise chickens in their backyard swill have to find another place for them.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Council rejected a proposal to allow chickens on residential lots in neighborhoods.

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Chickens are only allowed in lots of at least one acre.

However, council members say they may be interested in a permit system for the birds.

The council also decided to forbid waste like dairy products and meat bones to be used as compost.

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