Retraction of an article related to a backyard chicken resolution in Shalersville

Update Nov. 30, 2021: The Portager is retracting an article reporting that Shalersville trustees had approved a resolution that would have allowed backyard chickens in the township. Township trustees were considering allowing chickens in some backyards, but ultimately decided against doing so. The error was the result of the reporter’s misreading of the minutes from a meeting.

The incorrect original article is retained below for reference.


Backyard chickens are now welcome in Shalersville, provided certain conditions are met.

No more than six hens are allowed per dwelling unit. Sorry, no roosters — or other poultry or fowl, including pigeons, ducks, quail, geese or turkeys.

The birds must be contained in a designated chicken coop and chicken run that must be located in the rear or backyard of the lot. The coop must be at least 10 feet from the rear property line, and at least five feet from the side property line.

Streetsboro recently rejected a similar measure that would have legalized hens in some areas of the city.

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.

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