SOUTH WEBER -- During the March 27 South Weber Council meeting, a resolution was passed to allow up to 25 hens to be penned on one-half acre of property in a moderate residential area. However, roosters would only be permitted in agricultural areas.
Resident Sam Stokes voiced his opinion and said owning chickens has many benefits such as being a good food source, a good pet, and a good fertilizer. He said chickens created fewer problems than many dogs. Also, he suggested that allowing chickens was a step in the right direction for self-reliance, especially in times of economic uncertainty.
Resident Lynn Thomas said her research of keeping hens indicates that chickens draw rodents, resulting in diseases that can be transmitted to humans.