Wednesday: Will Atherton become more welcoming to chickens?

Council to consider easing regulations for keeping hens

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.

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Posted by Hemm
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

I would like to see Atherton allow chickens. They may need to learn to feed themselves (this is step one) since they are underpaying their help, who now can't afford to live anywhere on the peninsula. It's sort of a back up plan if there is an exodus of workers due to the housing crisis.

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Posted by Ria
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
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Posted by Ethan
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

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