Tampa Becomes More Chicken-Friendly

During a workshop on Thursday, the Tampa City Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of amending an ordiance to make it easier for residents to keep chickens in their backyards.

However, there are rules and parameters, like having a 200-foot gap between coops and neighbors, and no roosters.

Updates to the code would go into effect in January.

Last year, Pinellas County legalized backyard chickens in unincorporated areas.

News Talk Florida Staff