Mexico Approves New Chicken Regulations

The Mexico City Council Monday approved revisions to the city code to allow chickens into more areas of the city. City Manager Bruce Slagle says chickens were previously allowed only at least 200 feet from the nearest property, and that is changing to 20 feet.

Chickens could not be slaughtered on residential properties, and residents would need to have their coops inspected before bringing in chickens. The council also approved a sidewalk project and accepting a sanitary sewer easement along Teal Lake Road in preparation for a possible multi-family housing development.