Hens may roost in Coupeville

Coupeville could be where the chickens come home to roost if an ordinance is approved next month.

The Coupeville Town Council is holding a public hearing Dec. 13 to consider an ordinance that outlines the regulations to raise chickens within town limits. Mayor Nancy Conard said she’s received requests from residents to raise chickens but the current regulations only allow for it on very large lots and only in certain areas of town.

Conard said the ordinance will allow for hens only and they would have to be kept in cages that have covers. She stressed the proposed ordinance won’t affect current covenants on homes in homeowners associations. For example, Peaceful Valley, located on the east side of town, doesn’t allow chickens on member properties.

The public hearing will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13, during the Coupeville Town Council meeting held in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room in the Courthouse Annex Building. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.


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