City Council balks on ordinance allowing chickens in Chattanooga

photo City Councilman Chris Anderson makes his case for an urban chicken ordinance which failed on a 6-3 vote by the Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday. Councilwoman Carol Berz, back, was against the ordinance.

HOW THEY VOTED

Chris Anderson - yesCarol Berz - noMoses Freeman - yesRussell Gilbert - noLarry Grohn - noChip Henderson - yesJerry Mitchell - noKen Smith - noYusuf Hakeem - no

photo Chip Henderson

It wasn't just about the chickens. So much more was at stake as friends and foes of urban fowl filled the City Council chamber on Tuesday, when an ordinance that would have allowed chickens within the city limits failed with a 6-3 vote.

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