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Rathdrum OKs Up To 10 Chickens

Rathdrum has scratched its chicken law and added teeth to its vicious dog ordinance. The City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday night that allows any single-family homeowner to have up to 10 hens on its property. The previous law only allowed homeowners of lots that are an acre or larger to have birds. The chickens are required to have a coop or other shelter and there are setback requirements for the structures. The council made the change after 10-year-old Alyson Chatterton requested that the city change the law so she could raise chickens for a 4-H project. The decision comes about two years after the council opted not to change the law after another resident came forward/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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