Just giving you a head's-up that the City Council is looking to significantly curtail the right to keep chickens in Beacon. A draft bill includes the following:
-Limit of 5 chickens
-Permit required (don't know how much $$$ it will cost)
-Only houses zoned for single family can keep chickens
-No selling of eggs
-Run requires 8 foot fencing
-5 feet from property line
-No electricity in coop
-Other issues as well...
Best of all, the punishment is a fine or 15 DAYS JAIL!!
I am attaching the ordinance. If you don't agree with this, contact your local ward council member, the two at-large members and the mayor. And I have been told there will be a public hearing for this issue on October 21.