On Monday night, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance allowing residents to keep up to six hens in their backyards. Even though I live in Mexico, Mo., I must say that I approve of the council's decision. There's something wonderful about being able to care for a simple creature that can provide you with food, and I like to see people being given the chance to become more self-sufficient.
COLUMN: More bang for your cluck with new chicken ordinance
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