City Eyes Urban Agriculture

Policy Changes Could Promote More Gardens, Animals

Posted: March 17, 2013 at 2:42 a.m.

Local food advocates and city staff want to start looking at policies to promote urban agriculture.

Urban Chickens

Fayetteville’s animals and fowl ordinance, enacted in 2008, allows residents to raise up to four hens on single-family, residential properties. No roosters are allowed. Neither is outside slaughtering. All hens must be contained in a secure, fenced enclosure. The enclosures must be in a residents’ side or backyard and at least 25 feet away from any residential buildings. The ordinance requires residents to keep enclosures in “a neat and sanitary condition at all times.”

Source: City Of Fayetteville

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