The Littleton City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote to make it so people can own chickens in the city.
They must be kept in covered houses to keep predators out and the owner has to clean out the coop so the smell and visual remnants do not bother neighbors.
Roosters are not allowed because of the possibility of early-morning noise.
There was heated debate on the city council on whether owners would be allowed to slaughter their own chickens.
The mayor did not want headless chickens running around backyards.
The way the ordinance passed, no one can intentionally kill a chicken.
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