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Arizona House Votes Down Proposal to Let Everyone Keep Backyard Chickens

Arizonans won't necessarily have the right to keep chickens in their backyards.A bill intended to prohibit municipalities from creating zoning restrictions to prevent homeowners from keeping chickens easily passed the Senate in February, but was voted down by the House yesterday, by a 25-32 vote...
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Arizonans won't necessarily have the right to keep chickens in their backyards.

A bill intended to prohibit municipalities from creating zoning restrictions to prevent homeowners from keeping chickens easily passed the Senate in February, but was voted down by the House yesterday, by a 25-32 vote.

See also:
-Lawmakers Seek to Allow Chickens in Every Backyard

A few cities have started to make regulations over chicken ownership, while some are creating limits on the number of chickens someone can have on a residential property, while others are banning them outright.

Less than a year ago, the city of Chandler enacted such an ordinance, keeping chickens off of residential properties.

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