Cheyenne residents seek right to keep chickens

2014-07-15T10:30:00Z 2014-07-16T06:56:12Z Cheyenne residents seek right to keep chickensThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 15, 2014 10:30 am  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Cheyenne residents have formed a group to try to persuade the City Council to allow city residents to keep a few chickens in their yards.

Right now, keeping chickens is prohibited within the Cheyenne city limits.

Members of a new group called Cheyenne Local Urban Chicken Keepers, or CLUCK, say urban chickens is a growing trend. They say Laramie and Fort Collins, Colorado, allow residents to keep no more than two or three egg-laying hens.

Chicken advocates say they're not asking to keep roosters, which can be noisy and wake up the neighbors.

Councilwoman Georgia Broyles said that llowing chickens would add to Cheyenne's animal-control issues. Councilwoman Annette Williams says she sees no problem with allowing chickens in the city.

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