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New ordinance in Pottawattamie County: residents can now own up to 12 chickens

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 20, 2022

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — Whether you're in it for the chicken or the eggs, there’s some good news for you.

Pottawattamie County residents are now allowed to own up to 12 chickens in a backyard flock.

An Urban Chicken Ordinance passed on Tuesday according to the county's Director of Planning and Development.

To start a flock, residents must obtain a $75 permit and meet other requirements that relate to the coop as well as the care of the chickens.

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