Phil Parker, a city resident, said he grew up on a farm raising chickens, hog and cattle in a rural community.
“Beavercreek has changed a lot,” he said. “… I don’t think your average citizen, your average household wants to deal with chickens.”
Jim and Pam Reisen, said chickens are pets with benefits that provide eggs, and they should be allowed in the city.
“It shouldn’t be any different if you have a chicken or a dog,” Reisen said. “I could have a 150 pound dog in my back yard but that’s OK, but a 5 or 6 pound chicken is objectionable. It doesn’t make sense.