Hutchinson Moves Forward with Chicken Ordinance 29 Jan 14

The Hutchinson City Council Tuesday night discussed in depth what the city’s proposed “chicken ordinance” should contain.

City Attorney Marc Sebora is in the process of composing a draft ordinance that will allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards.

After the discussion, Sebora was directed to draft an ordinance having language that will require a license to have chickens, a maximum of 6 chickens per property, a chicken coop and “chicken run” area that must be enclosed and in the back yard, a set-back from property lines of 10 feet, and no crowing birds.

The council tabled the first reading last night and set the official first reading of the proposed ordinance and public hearing for the council’s next meeting on February 11th