FDL City Council Approves Chicken Ordinance

The Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night unanimously
passed an amendment to a City ordinance that will allow people to keep chickens.
It started out with a request from someone to raise 4 to 6 chickens. Councilman
Gary Miller wanted an ordinance that was as well crafted as another the Council
passed that allows honey bee keeping in the City. He said he didn’t care what
other cities comparable to the size of Fond du Lac were allowing. 
City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan said she had
gotten calls from people hoping the ordinance would pass. She says she got a
call from a teacher, firefighter, people who gathered signatures on a petition
supporting the ordinance change and she says they saw as a chance to hatch
chickens and do a family project. 
The Council did approve one amendment
before adopting the change to the ordinance.