Iowa Residents Can Have Chickens

But only if their neighbors don't mind


IOWA CITY — Iowa City will join the growing ranks of towns that allow people to keep chickens in city limits.

The City Council last night adopted an ordinance that sets a permit process for so-called urban or backyard chickens and, in a separate vote, approved a policy establishing rules for keeping chickens — including a provision that gives someone the power to veto a neighbor's request for a permit.

h/t Mark Johnson