Stuart one step closer to Backyard Chickens!

Stuart one step closer to Backyard Chickens!

Stuart residents are one step closer to being able to own chickens.

The  Stuart city commission voted 3-2 yesterday to tentatively approve owning backyard chickens, with some regulations. Only residents of single-family homes would be allowed to keep chickens. Up to 4 chickens would be allowed on a half-acre or smaller property, and the city would make it a violation for any chicken-related odors that can be detected at the property’s border.

A final vote is expected May 8th.