Manchester Man Seeks Permission To Raise Chickens


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Manchester Man Seeks Permission To Raise Chickens
Man Says Raising Chickens Part Of Green Movement

POSTED: 10:54 am EDT October 15, 2010
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man is asking the city of Manchester to embrace what he calls the latest trend in urban living: raising chickens in his front yard.

Michael Duffy, of Amherst Street, told the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday that chickens are part of green living and improve the quality of life. He asked for permission to raise 10 chickens that would live in a small chicken coop.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that that if the board agrees, Manchester would join cities such as San Diego, parts of New York City and Portland, Ore., as communities that allow residents to have chickens.

Zoning board members said they want information from the Health Department before deciding the issue. The board's next meeting is in November.

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