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Chickens to remain barred from Everly's city limits

Council votes unanimously on fowl matter

Robins, cardinals, blue jays and finches will be the only birds making their way to Everly anytime soon.

The city council on Monday voted unanimously to uphold current rules that ban laying hens and other poultry from town. The move came a month after resident Janice Nielsen approached the group about changing rules to allow small flocks of laying hens in town.

"Chickens are done now," Mayor Ron Thompson said after the vote.

The decision came following extensive research by Thompson and the council. A special meeting was held last week by the city council's chicken committee to hear input from...

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