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A movement to keep Houston current by allowing the raising of chicken hens on city lots

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Distance setbacks don’t reduce complaints

Posted by cjkrebs on August 21, 2012


Yet another reason chickens should be exempt from Houston’s arbitrary 100 ft setback from neighboring houses!

The data from the nearest cities shows that the setback distance has no impact on the number of complaints received by the city.

By shifting our focus from the setback red herring, we can work toward an ordinance that address the real reasons for complaints: noise, sanitation, and loose pets.


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