Chickens Approved in Fort Collins
"On Tuesday evening, the Fort Collins City Council voted 5-1 to allow residents to keep as many as six hens within city limits-purely for egg-laying and composting purposes, no slaughtering or roosters allowed."
"While the ordinance has chicken movement leader Dan Brown and cohorts jumping for joy-his latest celebratory chicken blog is titled "Cluck Yes!!!!!!"-councilman Wade Troxell still has a rotten taste in his mouth over the matter."
"'I think barnyard animals don't have a place in our neighborhoods,' he said, speaking with Fort Collins Now while on a trip in Copenhagen, Denmark that left Diggs Brown as the only vote in opposition to the second reading of the chicken measure."
"'I've had constituents in District 4 that currently have chickens next to them and they've called and complained about the smell, about the noise and about the flies,' Troxell said. 'I think you can paint a utopian view but at the end of the day it'll create a lot of issues between citizens and their neighbors.'"