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Bakersfield City Council: No chickens

Bakersfield City Council: No chickens »Play Video
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — City Council voted against an ordinance Wednesday night allowing chickens as pets in urban neighborhoods.

Supporters of the ordinance said chickens are no different then having a ordinary pet, and they provide fresh eggs for their owners.

The opposition argued that the birds kept in backyards could become a nuisance to neighbors.