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Chickens Closer to Roosting in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of a group of ordinance changes that would allow residents to raise chickens in their back yards.
The vote was seven to two.
Council will hold a public hearing on the issue next month before taking a final vote.
Council member Marcia Higgins voted for the ordinance changes, but says she still has questions regarding inspection and run-off issues.
The public hearing will be held during council's first meeting in June.