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July 10, 2013

Group in Huntsville wants to keep chickens

— HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A group of Huntsville residents are preparing to petition the city to allow them to keep chickens.

WAAY-TV reports ( ) that current city law allows residents to keep chickens, but only if they're 150 feet away from another residence. That ordinance, which was drafted in the 1970s, keeps most residents from being able to have chickens in their yards.

A group called the Huntsville Hen Alliance wants to change the rules and says its petition is getting more support every day.

Kelsey Rodgers with C.T. Garvin Feed and Seed says many people want to raise their own chickens so they can have control over what the chickens eat and what's going into their eggs.

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