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Input sought on Chesterfield chickens proposal

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Lawmakers in Chesterfield County want to hear from the public in regards to a proposal that would allow people to have chickens in their backyard

Just a few weeks ago, the county's Agriculture and Forestry committee gave its preliminary endorsement to the idea.

Council members voted Tuesday to expand the city's land-size requirement for chickens. Residents with at least 10,000 square feet of property can have up to four hens. The previous requirement was at least an acre.

Chesterfield will host a public hearing on the proposal on October 15.

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