Slow start for Goshen chicken permits

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Goshen Despite the local outcry of support for an ordinance allowing city chickens in Goshen, 15 permits have been issued so far.

The decision back in mid-April allows the city to issue up to 50 permits over the next two years, but supporters of the ordinance tell the Goshen News that the current numbers are what they expected.

They say the heart of the issue was giving residents the choice, rather than actually wanting to keep chickens of their own.

Councilwoman Dixie Robinson says she expects more permit requests, as folks learn more about the cost of keeping chickens.

The permit, which costs $25, allows residents to keep up to six hens, and no rooster, in an enclosed area.

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