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Residential chickens’ proposal ruffling feathers in Hoisington

HOISINGTON — The possibility of allowing laying chicken hens in the city limits of Hoisington is ruffling the feathers of some Hoisington residents.
Resident Stacy Rae Walker approached the Hoisington City Council  on Monday at its regular meeting to ask about allowing chickens in the city limits.
Currently, this is prohibited by city ordinance.
City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said the city ordinance prohibiting chickens was created in 1964.
In a letter to the council, Walker said that she would like to see the ordinance changed “to include hens kept as pets and for the purpose of laying and collecting fresh, healthy ...

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