Iowa State University scientists Jack Dekkers (left) and Sue Lamont traveled with Huaijun Zhou (center) of the University of California, Davis, to Morogoro, Tanzania. They met with their collaborators on a USAID-funded project to improve chicken genetics in Africa.
The Macomb Planning Commission is reviewing whether those living in residential areas should be allowed to raise chickens.
“I think it's a progressive move to maybe think about allowing this. (Let's) see what people want,” said Commissioner Chris McDaniel.
Residents are allowed to keep chickens in some of the nation's largest cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, and St Louis. But Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch pointed out those are urban areas with no agricultural land nearby.