Poplar Grove Might Let Residents Keep Chickens

By: AP
By: AP

POPLAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) -- Poplar Grove could prove to be a place where chickens can settle down.

The Rockford Register Star reports village officials in Poplar Grove are now considering whether to let residents to have chicken coops in their yards. The move comes after Machesney Park and Capron decided against allowing residents to keep the barnyard fowl.

The issue has come up in the village, but while some officials favor the idea of residents having easy access to pesticide-free eggs, others have wondered if the chickens might attract predators.

Members of the city's planning and zoning commission will look at the issues ranging from permits, aesthetics and ordinance enforcement, but won't discuss it until the commission's November meeting.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 226720791 - wifr.com/a?a=226720791
Gray Television, Inc.