Chickens now allowed on Ann Arbor school property

. June 5, 2017.

Many of us may remember hatching baby chicks at school and then sending the chicks to a farm a few days after hatching to be raised. Now, the Ann Arbor City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amendment that would allow Ann Arbor schools to have two to six chickens (hens) on school property. Educators are excited at the prospect of being able to raise the chickens as a biological learning activity for students. Prior to this vote, the city’s backyard chicken ordinance permitted up to six hens to be raised on single and two-family residential properties.