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Its No Yolk, Springfield MO Residents Can Now Raise Chickens!

A few feathers were ruffled recently when the Springfield MO City Council voted 5 - 4 to allow people to raise chickens inside the city limits. This debate has been going on for a few months as supporters scrambled for votes.Which Came First?

All jokes asChickens Allowed In Springfield MOide, the new ordinance prohibits roosters and allows no more than six hens. This will allow people to have fresh eggs and chicken meat if they desire. This is important to uphold property rights and food sustainability.

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  John is also a FAA part 107 certified drone pilot to get those amazing shots and videos of our properties! 


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Comment balloon 2 commentsBetty Knowles • October 05 2010 11:04PM


team Knowles: This issue is coming up in iowa a lot as well. Seems people want to be able to have fresh eggs and "organic" chicken on demand. I'm ok with going to the store myself!

Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) almost 9 years ago

I honestly don't know how I feel about this one.  While I understand the property owners rights and wanting to have organic, etc it just seems so strange to me within city limits.  Kinda agree with Matt here - I am okay going to the store for my eggs and chicken.  What's next  Cows and pigs?

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Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 9 years ago