At the moment, it's illegal to have even a single chicken in Atherton on a lot of less than 80,000 square feet, which is close to two acres.
The town is considering changing that to allow chickens on properties on lots as small as a half-acre. No matter how large the property, however, roosters would still be banned.
The City Council is scheduled to consider new regulations for keeping chickens when it meets on Wednesday, Feb. 17, starting at 7 p.m. in the town's council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.
Also on the agenda are:
● Approval of the Environmental Program Committee's plans for a town Earth Day celebration.
● Consideration of where the Knox Playschool should be moved in Holbrook-Palmer Park.