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Justin and Ashley Morken had sought to get permission from the city to raise four chickens behind their West Fargo home as a means of sustainable living. Forum file photo

Chicken proposal won't fly in West Fargo

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There won't be any backyard chickens in West Fargo anytime soon.

After heated discussion Monday night, city commissioners unanimously struck down a proposed ordinance change that would have allowed residents to house up to four hens in backyard coops, with the consent of surrounding neighbors.

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