September 15, 2011
Chickens finally legal in Keizer
by Nate Rafn
We received word today that chickens are now legal in Keizer, Oregon.
"The day is finally here," said Scott Mack, who requested that the city allow chickens. "After two and a half years, we can legally have chickens in Keizer."
A 15-year Keizer resident, Scott Mack embarked on the campaign in February 2009.
A chicken permit application is available on the City of Keizer website, www.keizer.org.
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