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Flashback: April 28, 2015

by Prince Of Petworth — April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

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The original 11th street chicken when spotted back in 2008

More Chicken Troubles in Columbia Heights

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a row house within Ward 1 in Columbia Heights. We have a next door neighbor whom we share an adjacent wall/fence with who has recently (approximately sometime in the the last few months) been housing a very loud rooster and we think a few hens in the backyard. Notwithstanding the noise complaint, what are the regulations in this area permitting or prohibiting raising domestic fowl? Usually a running joke, the 5:30 am rooster wake up call has not always been equally as pleasant (not to mention the welfare of a rooster who seemingly survived the elements of this horrid winter!)

I know that their was a petition to amend the regulations sometime in the recent past but the coding is hard to decipher if you are new to the area and were never “officially” informed of your neighbor’s previous arrangements.”

Ed. Note: The bill stalled and it is still not legal to have chickens/roosters in your backyard in DC.

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