backyard chickens

After discussing the issue of backyard chickens at a public meeting on May 25, Newcastle City Councilman Ty Owens made a motion on June 6 at the council meeting to research and then adopt a backyard chicken ordinance.  “Most of the council people felt like, after the public meeting, this was...
Chickens once roamed the backyards of Newcastle until the City Council outlawed the ownership of livestock and fowls, which includes domesticated chickens, within city limits several years ago, according to City Ordinance Chapter 4, Article I.  A growing group of community members have been...
Standing true to his campaign platform, Newcastle Councilman Tyrel Owens proposed that the City of Newcastle explore allowing backyard chickens in city limits. The city will be holding a town hall to discuss the topic on May 25 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.  The presence of negatives, from...

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