DeForest joins the chicken movement

After months of discussion, the DeForest village trustees will vote this week on whether to allow chickens in the village. According to the DeForest Times, a survey received more than 500 responses. Deane Baker, head of public works for the village, told the board July 21 that approximately 75 percent of respondents were favorable of allowing chickens in DeForest. Up to six chickens would be allowed per household with no fees or licensing!! The board will vote on the ordinance Sept. 15. Good for them.