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Herald Stout watches after he dug up worms for his chickens at a coop he owns and maintains just outside the City of Steamboat Springs. An ordinance allowing chickens within city limits is in the early stage of review.

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City addresses 'urban chickens' ordinance

Proposal would allow up to 5 hens in single-family zones

An ordinance in the early stages of review would allow as many as five chicken hens to be kept at homes within city limits in single-family zone districts. The ordinance has not been reviewed by the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission or City Council but probably will be this fall.

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