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UPDATE: Moline Not Allowing Chicken Raising

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UPDATE

Moline city leaders voted down the ordinance.

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If you would like to raise chickens in your backyard, the city of Moline may allow that. They are currently looking at a proposal that would allow residents to raise chickens within the city limits and folks had mixed reaction to the idea.

Cathy La Frendz, owner of Miss Effies Country Flowers, raises about 70-chickens in her own backyard. She says it's no different than having a pet such as a cat or a dog. She also says raising chickens has become like a trend for farmers and non-farmers who just want to live a healthier lifestyle.

"It's definitely more of a trend. It's amazing how many people have chickens over what they did 10-years ago," she said.

Others like Barb Crawford say it shouldn't be a problem so long as you are courteous of those living around you.

"It's like living next to someone who has dogs or something like that, you know it just depends if you're considerate of your neighbors. If you are, then you're alright," said Crawford.

There are some regulations to the proposal. There is a limit of four-chickens per single-family household.

They are only allowed to be enclosed in the back yard, and owners must have a license with an annual fee of 50-dollars. 

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