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Kingman Running A Fowl, Literally: More Chickens Allowed In Smaller Spaces

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Chickens, but not ducks, are now allowed in more urban areas in Kingman.

Kingman City Council this week voted to make it easier to have chickens in the city.

In a 3-2 vote, the council approved an ordinance allowing residents on lots less than a half acre to have one chicken per 1,000 square feet, according to the Kingman Daily Miner.

Council members debated whether urban gardening is becoming more popular if it comes at a detriment to neighbors who don’t want it next door.  

The council also modified an ordinance allowing the same number of goats and sheep as horses.

The limit on chickens in smaller lots is 36.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.