backyard chickens

Some opposition at public hearing
7:51 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Rhinelander Allows Up To Four Chickens

Example of a backyard coop
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Rhinelander has joined at least two other area communities in allowing small numbers of chickens, but the approval has restrictions.

Jen Van Order asked the city a few months ago to change laws to allow up to 4 hens, no roosters in confined space. She has worked with city officials on the proposal. During a hearing at last night's council meeting, she says hens are less loud than barking dogs and, she says, cleaner. Property owners would need a special permit...

 

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Rhinelander officials mull request
6:45 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Resident Asks City To Allow Backyard Chickens

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A proposal to be able to house chickens inside Rhinelander will return to committee.


Jen VanOrder of River Street asked to establish an ordinance allowing 4 or less hens at a private residence. She listed a number of positives health and environmental reasons for the change including healthier food.


She says most people are concerned about waste and noise...

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