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Salem appears ready to join the list of cities and towns allowing chickens in the yards of single-family homes. Initial approval came Monday night after a public hearing in which all the speakers supported backyard chickens. No one spoke in opposition, but ordinance still requires a second vote which could come later this month. Advocates of backyard farms applaud the Salem vote, and they say there are certain things city residents can do to allay any neighbors’ concerns. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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