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Keeping urban chickens in St. Paul

St. Paul city councilmember Amy Brendmoen discusses the joys and responsibilities of keeping fowl in Minnesota’s capital city.

For St. Paulites looking for the fresh eggs and other pleasures associated with keeping urban chickens, there are a few regulations — obtaining neighbors’ consent, a coop inspection — that have to be complied with before the hens can come home. Below, Ward 5 St. Paul city council member and chicken keeper Amy Brendmoen explains these rules and talks about some of the responsibilities and unique pleasures of keeping chickens in the city.