Tuesday, March 29, 2016

After a lot of squawking, chicken ordinance passes in Jacksonville

After a lot of squawking, chicken ordinance passes in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE -- Chickens may now come home to Jacksonville to roost, but only after some feathers flew over the issue at a public meeting Monday night.The Jacksonville City Council on a 5-4 vote passed an amended ordinance that reduces restrictions for residents who want to raise a limited number of chickens in their back yards, despite strong objections from several aldermen and citizens in attendance."We have a few people in this community that want to raise chickens, and it's going to