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City Council rejects proposal to allow chickens in resident’s backyards

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The City Council voted again to consider whether or not to relax the rules on chickens in the city.

The proposed ordinance would have allowed city residents who pay for a $25 permit to have a limited number of penned chickens in their backyards as long as their neighbors were notified and did not object.

However, with a vote of 5 to 4, the City Council decided to land on the side of Home Owner’s Associations who fear the chickens could become a nuisance.