City will allow up to five backyard hens
The Hudson City Council on a 4-2 vote Monday night adopted a long-debated ordinance allowing a limited number of residents to keep a handful of chickens in backyard pens.
The ordinance allows up to five hens to be kept in a coop with less than 30 square feet of floor area and a fenced run not to exceed 50 square feet. No roosters will be allowed.
People who want to keep chickens will have to obtain a city permit, and a maximum of 15 permits will be issued in 2014.