Complaints filed with the city show that unwanted roosters have been the biggest single issue for neighbors.
Columbia's urban farmers learned how to process their chickens during a free event Saturday.
The City Council passed an ordinance February permitting Columbians to keep chickens in their backyards.
Jerry Seinfeld, an outlaw rooster in St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood, has been causing trouble for some city residents. Although some urban dwellers treat their chickens as pets, others release chicks when they become roosters.
The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will hold two workshops discussing the city’s new ordinance allowing urban hens.
Columbia City Council approved a long debated urban hen ordinance. Will you raise chickens within city limits?
A hen's ability to be low maintenance and provide an abundance of food makes the Columbia City Council's new ordinance a success.
An agricultural journalism student investigates the cost and care it takes to raise chickens.
City Council decided Monday night that Columbia residents will be allowed to keep six hens per residential lot.
The City Council will vote Monday on whether to allow hens within city limits.
On Monday, Mayor Darwin Hindman requested that an ordinance permitting Columbia residents to raise chickens within city limits be prepared for City Council consideration.
Advocates for having chickens within city limits are planning to attend the Columbia City Council's dinner before its Monday meeting and are continuing to gather signatures for a petition supporting an ordinance.
The proposed ordinance would have recommended that residents be allowed to raise chickens but require them to confine the birds in coops or fenced-in areas and obtain consent from owners of adjoining property.
A group of Columbia residents are pushing the city to loosen its rules on raising chickens.
Columbia is on the cusp of joining a national trend of allowing urban residents to raise chickens. The Board of Health is nearing a final draft of a new ordinance that would allow city dwellers to own a limited number of fowl.
The Columbia Board of Health met Thursday to explore whether Columbia's chicken-ownership ordinance should be revised to allow more freedom for residents to raise chickens. The current ordinance allows one chicken per half-acre.