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Dave Lindig's hired hand, Alisha Gehrke, feeds chickens Wednesday at Lindig Farms outside Fergus Falls, Minn. Photo by Carrie Snyder / The Forum

New law takes roost

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Despite some clucking by concerned neighbors, city dwellers in Fergus Falls, Minn., will soon be able to raise backyard chickens.

John Demuth, who suggested the ordinance, was pleased to see the poultry provision pass. He plans to order fertilized eggs this week in hopes of having his chicks hatch after the law comes into effect in about two weeks.

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