Gainesville Commission Considering Increasing Residential Chicken Ownership
The Gainesville City Commission is considering increasing the number of chickens city residents can own. Currently, the maximum number of chickens urban residents can own is two per household. If the ordinance gets approved and becomes a law, that number will increase to 10.
Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy said some residents have voiced concerns about the issues associated with urban chicken ownership like noise and smell.
“The burden is going to be on the owners, of course, to keep well maintained chicken coops,” Braddy said.
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