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Two hens browse the scenery in an outdoor residential pen in South Bend recently. The birds are owned by Matt Harmon, who oversees the urban chicken program in that city. (Dan Spalding/The Elkhart Truth)
Elkhart councilman's support for urban chickens generates buzz

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 6:28 p.m.

Brian Dickerson, city councilman, recently expressed support for lifting the ban on chickens within the city limit. However, Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore said he's not convinced it's the best thing for Elkhart.

The City of Goshen recently started an urban chicken pilot program and South Bend has allowed them for more than a year.

Here's how some readers responded to Dickerson's support for urban chickens in Elkhart. Continue the conversation below or on our Facebook page.

Should Elkhart hop on board the urban chicken trend?