Fowl situation or blue-ribbon idea?
Everly council debates chickens in town
September 3, 2020
Everly officials are reviewing a proposal that could make local backyards resemble barnyards.
The city council on Aug. 17 discussed a suggestion from a resident to allow a limited number of chickens at homes in town. No decision was made, but the council agreed to gather more information before moving forward or dropping the issue altogether.
"I could see a lot of problems with it," said Council Member Cheri Hoye. "The smell, for one...they really stink if it's not cleaned regularly. I'm not in favor of it."
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