BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Chickens may soon be coming home to roost in Bridgeport.
Mayor Bill Finch has proposed a new policy that would set standards for city residents who want to keep chickens on their property.
“Anyone in Bridgeport can have up to six laying hens, no roosters. And this is so that you can wake up in the morning, go out and get your breakfast from your own food production out in the backyard,” Finch told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “We’re gonna give people good, healthy food in their own backyards, allow them to raise their own food, healthy food and also will be helping the environment because we won’t be shipping food long distances.”