Menomonie (WQOW) - A local city council votes unanimously on an ordinance about chickens.
Monday, the Menomonie City Council voted to move a chicken ordinance forward. It now goes to the plan commission before coming back to the city council for what could be a final vote in June.
The ordinance would allow residents to keep a limited number of chickens within city limits. Under the plan, they could keep up to five chickens in their backyard if the coop is more than 25 feet from a residence on neighboring property.
"I think it is a good thing,it could be done right and if it is done right within the community it can get away from industrial farming and that is also another good thing. It could just be a really positive thing for the community" says Menomonie resident Jonathan Colbert.
In Eau Claire, a similar ordinance was voted down by the city council in recent years.
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