MISSOULA – People in Missoula can now keep ducks and quail in addition to chickens within the city’s limits.
The Missoulian reports that council members voted Monday to allow bird owners to keep up to six chickens or ducks or 10 quail on parcels less than one acre. City residents used to only be allowed to keep chickens on their property.
Interested bird keepers will have to pay a $30 fee every three years, similar to a dog license.
Animal Control Supervisor Jeff Darrah says about 75 people in Missoula are currently licensed to own chickens and that his office receives fewer than 10 complaints a year about the fowl.
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