Plano to Allow Backyard Chickens After Long-Awaited City Council Vote

Supporters have long advocated for having hens at home, but the idea took wing during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Chickens will be welcome in Plano backyards after a long-awaited council vote Monday night approving changes to a city ordinance.

Council members first had to approve the repeal of an ordinance restricting chickens. Both votes were 7-1, with Rick Grady voting in opposition because of what he said were concerns over property owners’ rights.

Supporters have long advocated for backyard hens, including U.S. Rep. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who as a state senator in 2017 laid out a bill to prevent cities from banning them.

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