Committee makes recommendations to chicken ordinance in city of Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Some recommendations were made Tuesday by a committee rooting for chickens in the city of Terre Haute.

The Chicken Ordinance Exploratory Committee met to talk about concerns and regulations. Those ideas will be drafted into an ordinance and presented to the Terre Haute City Council.

That’s expected to take place in December. Some rules formed by the committee is that a chicken coop has to be five feet away from property lines and 20 feet away from neighboring homes.

Owners can only have a maximum of eight chickens. No roosters will be allowed. And it’s suggested that chicken owners obtain a two-year license.

The ordinance will be open to public comment when it is presented, again .. which is expected in December.

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