City of Kaplan Proposes Ordinance to Prohibit Free Range Chickens
I sure hope that our friends in Kaplan don't hurt me for this, but I just couldn't help but laugh when I first read this story.
The city of Kaplan proposed an ordinance last night at the city council meeting that would prohibit the free range of chickens and roosters.
Mayor Mike Kloesel says his office has received complaints about roosters roaming free on the north side of town.
“We want the people to be able to keep a laying hen so to speak or if you’re raising chickens even to eat,” Kloesel told KLFY TV-10. "We want to be able to do that, but we have to be able to do it in a manner that's appropriate."
Kloesel says the city ordinances regarding farm animals are outdated.
Residents will be given the opportunity to voice their opinions on this proposed ordinance.
“Ultimately, we’re a voice for the people of Kaplan and the people actually run the show so to speak,” added Kloesel.
A public hearing is set for October 15 regarding the farm animal ordinance.