Landrum denies request to keep chickens

Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2010

By Leah Justice

Landrum officials decided this week that allowing chicken coups were not in the citys best interest.

Landrum City Council met this week and had on the agenda a request from Justin and Emily Brock for the city to amend its codes to permit chickens on residential properties within the city.

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No council member made a motion to amend its codes, so the item was denied.

Council members briefly discussed the request during a work session held prior to the meeting and said the property was located within a subdivision with less than one acre lots and city officials did not think with potential noise the city wanted to allow the use.