Cheyenne residents seek right to keep chickens - KOTA Territory News

Cheyenne residents seek right to keep chickens

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - 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 tells the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (http://bit.ly/1rodG4S ) that allowing chickens would add to Cheyenne's animal-control issues. Councilwoman Annette Williams says she sees no problem with allowing chickens in the city.

Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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