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February 10, 2011
Backyard chickens debate back at Sacramento council

Nothing ruffles feathers at City Hall more than the debate over whether to allow us to keep chickens in our backyard.

At a bizarre meeting last fall, Councilman Steve Cohn left a Law and Legislation Committee session at which staff had asked for direction on drafting an ordinance allowing residents to keep egg-laying chickens. Now staff is again seeking direction at Tuesday's Law and Legislation 3 p.m. meeting in council chambers.

So, what do you think? Are you pro-urban chicken or do you think they only belong on farms?

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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