Chickens' rights ruffle Bastrop drivers' feathers

Feral chickens are taking over the town of Bastrop, causing a lot of problems for some neighbors. And since they're protected by the city, not much can be done -- at least not right now.

BASTROP - Free range chickens have caused quite the broil within the Bastrop community by flustering many drivers and pedestrians -- but they are legally protected to do so.

Back in 2009, the Bastrop City Council passed an ordinance creating the Farm Street Chicken Sanctuary, along Farm Street from State Highway 95 to Fayette Street. Fast forward eight years later, there are several feral chickens on the loose, leaving several Bastrop residents annoyed.

In hopes of resolving this issue, Bastrop City Council will be holding the televised public meeting Wednesday night at Bastrop City Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to discuss this feathery issue. The meeting will give citizen's a chance to comment on whether or not they are in favor of keeping the chickens and roosters.

"To make the best decisions possible for our community, we need to hear from those both positively and negatively affected by this issue," City Manager Lynda Humble said.

Citizens will each be given five minutes to address their problem and provide a solution until the time allocation is reached. Citizens may also yield their time to another citizen who needs more time to state their opinion and solution.

Residents can tune in to the live meeting on BTXN TV via Time Warner Channel 10 and AT&T U-verse channel 19 or watch online here

For more information, click here.

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