Dayton is the only incorporated town in Sheridan County that does not currently allow chickens on all properties within town limits. Clifford Reed Mayor of Dayton wants to change that. Chickens are only allowed on properties greater than one acre. Sheridan does not currently limit the number of chickens per residence. Current ordinance in the city only restricts chickens and other birds from roaming.
Reed said he’s had many people interested in owning chickens contact him. Dayton’s proposed ordinance defines ‘domestic fowl’ as “chickens and domestic ducks that are bred for the primary purpose of meat and/or eggs.” The ordinance would allow up to six chickens per residence on properties less than one acre with a permit. The ordinance would allow up to 20 chickens on properties more than one acre.

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