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The Grand Island City Code’s Limits On Possession Of Chickens Contested Local news from the Big Island

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“There are a lot of people in this town who have chickens and don’t have an acre of land,” she said.

Leverington also called the code “discriminatory”.

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“My next door neighbor has four kids, they’re doing 4-H, and she wants to have chickens so they can do it,” she said. “They want to get into the animals, but they can’t take care of the pigs or the cows because they’re on half an acre.”

The code is also unfair to the multicultural community of Grand Island, Leverington argued.

“A lot of people just don’t understand the guidelines,” she said. “They want to have chickens and they have them now, and they want more and live in the city. It’s like we can’t sell you more chickens.

Leverington suggested changing the code to allow two chickens for less than an acre of land.

“Revise it somehow so that more people can have them,” she said. “Children can have them in 4-H. They are more durable, as far as a food source is concerned.

She added, “I just know there are a lot of people who wish they could have chickens who can’t because of the land they live on.”

A review was last submitted to Grand Island City Council in 2014, said deputy city attorney Stacy Nonhof.


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