Chickens won’t be coming home to roost in New Rochelle. The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night not to change its the city’s code to allow backyard chickens.
Several local residents had requested the change, hoping they’d be be able to raise chickens, for their eggs, mostly, in coops in their back yards. Here’s our original story on the issue.
In the end, council members’ concerns about complaints and cleanliness won out. A full story is in the works; we’ll have it on LoHud.com soon and in the pages of the Journal News, too.