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Glendale Considers Allowing Chickens (Not Roosters) In Residential Districts

Andrew Bernier/KJZZ
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Many Arizona cities allow chickens at single-family homes.

Glendale is considering allowing chickens in the city, and officials are reaching out for community input Wednesday.

This is the first meeting about a possible zoning change that could bring hens, not roosters, into single-family residential districts.

It’s a first step that would help Glendale’s planning division decide how the change would take place, including how many chickens would constitute a ‘reasonable number’ allowed.

City council has decided that any homeowners association rules would still apply if the ordinance is passed.

The meeting is Wednesday at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers at 5850 W. Glendale Avenue.

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.