Posted 2 years ago
By Brad Moore
A group known as the Rapid City Hens is hoping to convince the city council to allow up to six hens within the city limits. A similar effort to pass an ordinance in 2011 failed after a 5-5 vote.
Some other cities in South Dakota, including Sioux Falls and Spearfish, allow urban chickens. Sioux Falls allows up to six of the birds inside the city limits without a permit.
Jeannine Bockwoldt, president of the Black Hills Poultry Society, tells the Rapid City Journal that the idea of raising a few chickens within the city should not be a problem.
No formal ordinance has been proposed in Rapid City.