Raising chickens in the city is one of the latest trends and was one of the topics of conversation Saturday at the Ohio Master Gardeners Conference in Warren.
Jaime Bouvier, a professor at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, said "Cleveland has allowed hens and has gotten only three complaints since 2009."
Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership program Director Matt Martin said, Weve already floated the idea around among officials and residents. And were working on sample legislation now."
Last year, Hubbards Planning and Zoning Board told the family of a 12-year-old girl on Parkview Drive that she couldnt raise a dozen chickens on her property and no one can on residential areas in the city limits.
In Warren, Law Director Greg Hicks confirmed that chickens are not allowed in the city.
They (chickens) fall in the poultry or foul category and its a zoning or health violation, he said.
Bouvier said that of the largest 100 cities in the country, 85 allow but regulate the chickens. Most cities limit the number of hens to no more than 12.
The biggest concern seems to be noise. But roosters actually cause the noise, but really no more than a parrot or a barking dog."
Read more in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.