By Dean Henrich
Valley News Herald 

Spokane County relaxes chicken-raising rules


Last updated 12/23/2021 at 12:51pm

SPOKANE – Spokane County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday, Dec. 7, to relax county zoning restrictions on raising chickens.

Chairman Josh Kerns said a constituent approached him with the idea earlier this year.

“This is a perfect example of a citizen led process to change local laws,” he said. “For people in unincorporated Spokane County, this means that they’ll now be able to raise their chickens legally.”

The change will allow county residents the ability to increase the availability of a sustainable food supply, officials said.

Under the new law, people in low-density...

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