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When feathers settle, Tarpon Springs allows backyard chickens



If you live here, feel free to adopt some chickens.

Despite some resident squawking, city commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow up to four backyard hens per single-family detached home.

Among other restrictions, residents must buy a $50 permit and keep the chickens in a well-maintained coop out of view from neighbors. Owning roosters, slaughtering chickens or selling their eggs are all banned.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:34am]


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