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Missouri bill aims to legalize backyard chicken ownership

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chicken enthusiasts in Missouri may have something to crow about soon.

Many Missourians have sought to raise backyard chickens in recent years, citing higher egg prices and health-related concerns.

Now, a bill that’s passed the Missouri House in Jefferson City aims to legalize backyard chicken ownership, regardless of what a homeowner’s association agreement might say. That’s provide local municipal rules approve of the chickens.

The backyard birds are a small slice of a bigger piece of legislation that focuses on property rights. Regarding chickens, the bill would allow six of the birds on lots that are two-tenths of an acre or larger.

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(Story by Sean McDowell,

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