Grand Rapids to hold public hearing on chickens in backyards

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 19:14:53-05

The Grand Rapids City Commission on Tuesday decided to schedule a public hearing on the topic of whether residents should be allowed to raise chickens in their backyard.

This issue didn't receive a majority of votes in the city commission four years ago, but it may have more momentum this time, according to commissioners Walt Gutowski and Dave Shaffer.