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Virginia Beach Considers Allowing Residents To Keep Backyard Chickens

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Virginia Beach officials want to know what residents think about changing the city code to allow people to keep chickens in their backyards.

Several localities in Virginia and across the country have begun to allow the practice, and the city says it has been approached by a number of citizens asking for the change.

Proponents argue they want to know where their food comes from and some consider the chickens pets.

Localities that have allowed urban chickens have limited the number of chickens residents can own, required a coop and charged permit fees.

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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

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