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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax city council discusses chicken ownership


March 11, 2021

COLFAX — A question of owning chickens in Colfax may come back to the city.

Donna Huntwork, a member of the planning commission, broached the subject to the city council Monday night during their regular meeting.

She asked if the council would consider allowing people to have chickens legally in Colfax.

“Not at our house,” said Councilman Tom Huntwork, Donna’s husband.

Mayor Jim Retzer and councilors laughed, and then chimed in to indicate there was interest to take up the matter.

“Divorce papers are in the mail,” joked Tom Huntwork.

The city does not allow chickens inside city...

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