Join Grow Annapolis and other community members on January 9th for a hearing to discuss backyard chickens in the City of Annapolis. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chamber at 7:30 pm and is open to the public. If you have always wanted to raise chickens in your backyard, here’s your big chance! Come to voice your approval or concerns.

Currently, it is against city code to raise chickens or any other animal for the purpose of consumption within the Annapolis City Limits. If the hearing goes well, it will allow residents the right to house as many as five egg-laying hens, so long as the chicken coops meet a minimum setback requirement of 5 feet from neighbors’ property lines. For local foodies and urban homesteaders, this is exciting news. Try getting more local or fresh than your own backyard!

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