Eaton Rapids greenlights chickens on residential property – FOX 47 Information Lansing – Jackson
CHARLOTTE, Mich. —
Residents of Eaton Rapids are going to have the ability to have just a few feathered associates on their property since metropolis council handed a brand new ordinance.
It’s an effort that some of us on this space have been working to get for years.
That is the second time across the metropolis has thought of permitting folks to maintain chickens however this week Council permitted the measure with just a few caveats.
“There shall be completely no roosters allowed, solely hens. They’ll solely have a most of 4 chickens. They must have a coup. They can not be free vary,” stated Eaton Rapids Mayor, Pam Colestock.
Torie Harr is among the residents who’s behind the push to make chickens authorized in her metropolis.
She says her household is worked up to get began.
“I feel simply the flexibility to get our personal eggs and simply train my children about elevating them. I do know you are able to do that with different animals however its simply completely different with with the ability to do this with chickens,” stated Harr.
Danielle Raad and her household run Fanciful Farms, an animal resuce on the outskirts of Eaton Rapids.
She says there are many advantages that come together with these yard birds.
“They’re lovable and in addition assist with pest management so they’ll eat the bugs round your yard. They’ll fertilize your garden and naturally the most important profit is that they provides you with eggs,” stated Raad.
The brand new ordinance takes impact October 2.
Anybody wanting to maintain chickens must have a minimum of an acre of land, and get a metropolis permitted allow.
Eaton Rapids says solely 10 permits shall be issued however they’re good for 2 years.
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