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Arable Farming

Balto. Co. may review backyard chicken regulations

Balto. Co. may review backyard chicken regulations

Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze. A County Council resolution being considered this month calls for a review of regulations that restrict many residents from keeping chickens in their yards. Council members say many constituents want them to examine the issue. "There seems to be a growing movement of people that are really into fresh eggs and healthy, organic foods," said Council Chairman Tom Quirk, a Catonsville Democrat who sponsored the resolution. "It's a national trend, and more and more I hear...