North Port commission to discuss backyard chickens

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:21 pm

NORTH PORT - City commissioners in North Port are set to decide whether to move forward with an ordinance allowing residents to have backyard chickens.

The decision will be made at the commission's regular meeting Monday afternoon. This is the second reading of the ordinance.

If passed, it would allow homeowners to keep up to four egg-laying hens on their property. However, the chicken owner could not sell the eggs or other chicken products.

The city commission meeting began at 1pm. We’ll update with more information as it’s available.

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Welcome to the discussion.


  • ceojr215 posted at 8:51 am on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    ceojr215 Posts: 1

    I am totally against allowing property owners from having chickens. Not all people will follow the rules and before you know it they will have more then 4. To many problems can result from this proposal and it should not be approved. The Mayor should put and end to this. There are more important issues to discuss and solve. North Port is a city. If people want to own chickens move to the farm areas.

  • IluvNorthPort posted at 4:47 pm on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    IluvNorthPort Posts: 3

    The new city commissioners need to begin to refocus their priorities! They are taking the city backwards with the Warm Mineral Springs fiasco, dumping the economic development volunteer boards and now the crucial issue is chickens? Let's see......the. zoning board is overloaded (just drive down the streets to see the trash in some of the yards, tall grass etc and now they will enforce chickens? ?? Please do the right thing!



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