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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia's chicken ordinance information available

Monday, July 14, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.

The records: In 2010, the City of Columbia created an ordinance to manage public health and safety in regards to owning chickens in city limits.

Why you'd want them: The ordinance tells you how many chickens you can have and what kind of enclosure the chickens must be contained in. Chickens cannot be free range. A hen house must be built with specific requirements detailed in the ordinance. An owner may have up to six chickens which must all be female.

Where you go: Go to gocolumbiamo.com/Health/Documents/Ord20549_Chickens.pdf

How much it will cost: This information is free.


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