Eagan City Çouncil considers allowing chickens in Eagan backyards
Eagan may join a growing number of metro cities in adopting an ordinance that allows backyard chickens, thanks to the efforts of a few local chicken enthusiasts.
The issue was first brought to the City Council in June by a handful of residents who challenged the city’s current ordinance prohibiting chickens and other farm animals from non-agricultural areas.
Kim Bernard was among those residents to approach the council. She had been looking into raising chickens in her backyard and found, to her dismay, that the city prohibited such practices. See more in Jessica Harper’s Sun Thisweek story.