Chickens take Racine

The Racine Journal Times reports that the Racine City Council on Monday voted 9-5 to allow single-family, owner-occupied households to keep up to four hens. Renters would not be allowed to keep birds. Residents may only keep chickens for domestic use, and could not slaughter the chickens, sell their eggs, or breed the animals for sale. They would also have to keep the chickens in a coop and/or pen approved by the Environmental Health Division. There is a $50 fee. The details are here.