Goshen approves city chickens pilot program

By: NewsCenter 16 staff
By: NewsCenter 16 staff

GOSHEN It was a close vote, but chickens will be allowed in one more Michiana city on a trial basis.

There was a lot of debate at the Goshen City Council meeting Tuesday night. Advocates argued about the benefits of fresh eggs, while critics brought up fears about foxes and coyotes that might come into the city to prey on the chickens.

In the end, the council approved a two-year pilot program by a vote of 4-to-3. That's according to The Elkhart Truth.

The city will issue up to 50 permits for $25 dollars each. Applicants must present written consent from all adjacent property owners. Residents will be allowed to have six hens -- no roosters. They must be kept in an enclosed area.

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