(Perrysburg, OH) Perrysburg chicken owners can keep their hens-- but won't be allowed to get any more.
Perrysburg City Council last night approved a grandfather clause for existing chickens in that community. But after months of clucking from owners and neighbors, a permanent Perrysburg poultry proposal was shot down by city council.
Residents with hens will have to register them with the city, but the exact cost is unclear. Supporters say keeping backyard chickens promotes sustainable living, but critics say the birds smell and make too much noise.