City leaders are pondering the fate of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise chickens in their back yards.
Members of Bexley City Council heard the first reading of the proposal on Tuesday night, 10TV News reported.
Two more readings will occur before members vote on the issue.
Proponents said chickens provide eggs, consume leftover food and provide fertilizer.
If the ordinance passes, the birds must be kept clean and owners would need a permit for each chicken they own.
The law would also prohibit residents from selling any eggs hatched on their property.
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