City Council says…Chickens can be raised in Bakersfield as long as you have a backyard


Anyone with a backyard in the city of Bakersfield can raise up to eight hens, the city council decided Wednesday.

The council voted 4-3 to approve an ordinance. Residents can now raise four hens with 10 feet of distance from another residential building, five to 6 hens with a 12-foot gap and seven or eight hens with a 20-foot gap.

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