Gillette May Allow Raising Chickens In City

Feb 8, 2012

The city of Gillette is reviewing its animal ordinance and may make changes to allow people to raise chickens inside the city limits.
Right now, people who live in Gillette may keep up to 12 pigeons as pets. But they're not allowed to have chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys or other domestic fowl.
The City Council might take up a revised ordinance this spring.
Proponents of allowing chickens include hardware store manager Forest Rothleutner. He says allowing chickens would allow people to raise their own protein instead of relying solely on stores.