Friday, February 12, 2016

Elgin making chickens permanent residents

Elgin making chickens permanent residents

Elgin is permanently allowing backyard chickens, setting a maximum of 25 single-family homes permits. City council members voted 7-2 to make the ordinance change at their committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. The pilot program in 2015 allowed up to 15 backyard chicken permits; there are nine coops in town.