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Town nixes chicken ordinance

on September 14, 2013 10:40 AM

IRWIN (AP) — The commissioners of a western Pennsylvania bedroom community have rejected a push by some residents to allow them to raise small flocks of chickens in the backyards of their suburban lots.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the North Huntingdon commissioners nixed the idea 5-1 Thursday night.

Gayleen Fisher argued against the measure, saying having “backyard chickens is regression. This is a progressive community with average-sized suburban lots.”

But supporters say raising chickens in urban and suburban areas is a trendy, smart and progressive idea that’s becoming increasingly popular.

Tiffany Alchof supported the ordinance and says, “Chickens are much quieter than dogs, kids, lawnmowers, motorcycles and the Norwin Band” — the local high school’s marching unit.

The commissioners voted against the ordinance largely due to constituent complaints and concerns about enforcing the measure.

 

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