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Have backyard chickens come home to roost?
Shad Hanson, 17, holds a rescue chicken, Gordenia, at his familys farm outside of Juda on Thursday. Hanson, who has had chickens since he was 6 and currently has about 95, is referred to as egg man or chicken boy by his friends. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - A group of Monroe residents who want to raise chickens in their backyards may get their wish granted as the city takes steps to adopt an ordinance allowing chickens in the city. Earlier this month, members of the Judiciary and Ordinance Review committee considered adding chickens as an allowed animal within city limits, rather than classify them as farm animals as they currently are. Joe Hatch, a Monroe resident, believes raising chickens in the city shouldn't pose a problem.