Earth Day

Aberdeen resident still wants his chickens back

An Aberdeen resident who was banned from keeping chickens in his backyard two years ago is continuing his drive to get city officials to overturn a law against owning and raising poultry in the city.

"I'm quite offended, personally, that I'm asked to basically choose between living in Aberdeen and doing what's best to provide for my family," Frank Turner, who is a civilian contractor at Aberdeen Proving Ground, told the council during the public comment portion of the last city council meeting on May 19.

Turner has brought signed petitions to prior meetings, and he appeared before the council Monday with a petition bearing 94 signatures in favor of allowing him to...