The New Rochelle City Council voted this week against a law allowing residents to have up to six hens on their property.
Councilman Barry Fertel was quoted as saying, “I was concerned of complaints about people having hens on their property. Even if we changed the law (back), people with hens in place would have been able to keep them. Chicken coops aren’t the most attractive thing to put in your backyard, and there would be some clucking issues.”
Several people have written to the Council, asking for the right to raise chickens at home.