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Tacoma: Council adopts new domestic fowl rules for urban coops

It didn’t come over easy, but a measure that will make it simpler to legally raise backyard chickens and other domestic fowl in Tacoma won City Council approval Tuesday.

After a tortured debate that featured two failed amendments and plenty of squawking over just how far urban poultry coops and cages should be kept from neighboring properties, the council voted 8 to 1 to support the originally proposed Poultry and Pigeons Code Amendment.

As approved, the measure changes the city’s domestic fowl ordinance by reducing an onerous 50-foot setback for operating a poultry coop to 12 feet.

It also for the first time sets limits on the

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