Urban Chickens 2011

Today’s Portland Daily Sun reports on a proposed modification to the city ordinance on keeping chickens that would reduce the setback and property line buffer requirements.

Marshall said the initial ordinance that passed in 2009 was amended to include more restrictive setbacks. But now that the program has proven to be noncontroversial, he said it was time to revisit those regulations.

“From what I have been able to find, there have not been many issues” involving chickens, he said yesterday in a phone interview. “I feel as though it’s appropriate now to move forward and allow people who live in more densely-populated areas” to have chickens.