Jackson County lifts ban on chickens in White City

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Jackson County commissioners smoothed ruffled feathers in White City when they agreed to lift a ban on chickens.

Commissioner C.W. Smith said after Wednesday's hearing he was glad to put the issue to roost.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/2xvdwf ) White City residents complained they had been threatened with fines and their backyard chickens were forced to flee the coop.

Under the new ordinance the county will allow five chickens on a quarter-acre lot in the unincorporated community. The ordinance also will allow a limited number of rabbits, alpacas, sheep, goats and miniature horses.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/