Brooklyn Park Considers Allowing More Keeping of Chickens, Potbellied Pigs
The Brooklyn Park City Council could decide next week whether to allow potbellied pigs and chickens in the yards of residential homes.
There would be limits, though.
Under a proposed ordinance chance in Brooklyn Park, one potbellied pig would be allowed per household. The city would allow residents to keep four chickens. Homeowners would need to register the animals, just like dogs. Brooklyn Park currently allows pigs, but only on properties larger than five acres.
If approved, the city would also allow the keeping of up to four chickens in back yards. Chicken coops would need to be placed at least 30 feet from adjacent homes.
Neighboring cities like Crystal and Brooklyn Center also allow chickens.
To follow the discussion at the city council, click here.