There’s big news in Ramsey Minnesota. The council made some changes unanimously to an ordinance amendment on June 12, 2012 that makes it possible to allow more chickens on smaller properties and allows residents to keep a bee hive with a permit. Chickens are now permitted on properties smaller than three acres. Under the ordinance amendment, residents on the smallest acreage can keep up to six hens, said Chris Anderson, associate planner.
As the acreage increases, so does the number of chickens allowed. For residents with 2.75 to 2.99 acres, the proposed maximum number of chickens is 48 hens. But no roosters will be allowed. But, the ordinance also includes a measure covering hens that spontaneously begin to crow. Thank heavens!
While the new ordinance amendment does not go into effect until mid-July, the city is not actively enforcing the non-domestic animal ordinance regulations when it comes to fowl.
So, eat, drink and be merry at breakfast!
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