City chickens a no-go for Common Council

NORWICH – In spite of local interest to allow more city residents to keep chickens on their property, members of the Norwich Common Council have decided not to pursue changes in city ordinances that currently prohibit many homeowners from owning fowl.

Members of the Council discussed the issue a meeting of the Joint Committees on Tuesday after information on the city’s current ordinances were presented by Codes Enforcement Officer Jason Lawrence.

According Lawrence, the city ordinance presently allows chickens within city limits, but only on property of five or more acres.

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