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Backyard Chickens Now Fair Game in Deerfield

A pilot program last year to allow a limited number of families to raise chickens proved successful.

The Deerfield Village Board voted this week to allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards following what officials said was a successful pilot program last year, according to the Deerfield Review.

Last year the board decided to give up to five Deerfield families a license to raise as many as four egg -laying chickens in a yearlong pilot program. Only hens capable of laying eggs were allowed. Roosters were prohibited. The animals had to be kept in a coop located in a rear yard more than 10 feet from all neighboring property lines.

That pilot program, which is set to expire next month, resulted in no complaints, village staff said at the meeting, according to the Deerfield Review. The board then approved making that pilot program permanent.

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McCloud February 07, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Yeah, I get tired of listening after a while. Particularly when they are on reason #143 - how something really stinks about the incident in Libya before the election. Nobody elese seems to care, so I turn the channel to Storage Wars.
Walter White February 07, 2014 at 05:24 PM
That's probably more your speed.
Jon Hall February 07, 2014 at 07:39 PM
The two south ends of opposite mules going north have spoken, and no one is any more knowledgeable as a result. Shallow Hal and his brother Al.
McCloud February 07, 2014 at 07:48 PM
You sound like all the answers are in your grasp, do share.
Walter White February 07, 2014 at 08:17 PM
Nah Hall is the Village Idiot.

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