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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax holds off on chicken vote, seeks input

Proposal limits homes to five hens, no roosters


April 22, 2021

COLFAX — The request to have chickens in the city came back to the Colfax city council Monday night.

“I’m just tired of the council getting bounced around by the chicken issue,” said councilmember Tom Huntwork.

A presentation on a requested ordinance change followed a pitch to the council in early March by planning commission member Donna Huntwork to revisit whether to allow chickens inside city limits.

The ordinance would allow five hens at any one property, no roosters, all kept in ventilated coops with shade and protection from elements, at least 10 feet from property lines and 2...

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