Good news for those who live in Cedar Rapids – the Cedar Rapids City Council yesterday approved backyard chickens!
According to KCCI, residents can keep up to 6 chickens in their yard.
The ordinance said chickens must be in a fenced area at least 10 feet from property lines and 25 feet from any adjacent home, church, school or business. Odors can’t be “perceptible” beyond the boundaries of the yard.
As a humorous aside,
Resident Audrey Rahn noted that raccoons love chickens, and backyard chickens could mean more raccoons. She wondered if the city would need a bow hunt of raccoons.