Chicken in nest with eggs isolated on white

Deltona may revamp its law on keeping small flocks of chickens in the city’s suburban neighborhoods.

City leaders are contemplating a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners with half-acre lots to keep as many as 10 hens. Deltona now has about 25 outstanding permits for people with small flocks — five or fewer chickens — on their properties.

The draft measure would require chicken keepers to build coops that would confine the flocks, and the chicken owners would not be allowed to sell the eggs their hens produce. Roosters would not be permitted on the new chicken farms. The proposed law pertains only to chickens. No ducks, geese or other fowl would be allowed in residential zones.


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