Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax doesn't allow chickens


Chickens are part of a farm community.

They are laying eggs for food, helping children raise FFA and 4-H animals for the fair and some people like them as pets.

The usual opposition when city councils consider letting people keep chickens at home are concerns over noise, smell, and bugs, Cities have ordinances already in place to police the problems.

It’s unfortunate when the public presents feedback in a public meeting and a city-sponsored online poll, and it’s ignored. The City of Colfax polled people about allowing chickens and 81.8% are in favor. Maybe it was the poll having 88 peo...

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