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Homeowner shoots bear that invaded chicken coop

Chicken. (Photo byRob Faulkner / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A homeowner shot a bear in Bells Flats on Tuesday. Fish and Game wildlife biologist John Crye says the bear had reportedly eaten about 30 of the person’s chickens, and troopers tried to haze the animal with things like non-lethal bean bag rounds and noise makers. “But the bear came back, and …

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“Chicken Ordinance” Permits the Quieter Poultry

Chicken. Photo byDavid Goehring / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Planning and Zoning commission continues public outreach for the “chicken ordinance,” which aims to loosen up restrictions for poultry enthusiasts in the borough. The changes arose from complaints about code prohibitions on keeping small animals in certain residential districts. The borough suspended the enforcement of those regulations in 2016 to give …

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Residents in Some Borough Areas Strive for Right to Keep Chickens

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Chickens and chicken coops are common in the backyards of Kodiak residents both in the borough and within city limits, but they’re also against borough code in some areas. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly addressed that issue at its regular meeting last night. According to the meeting packet, keeping chickens falls under the umbrella of ‘agricultural activities’ which …

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