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      Don't count your chickens before they're allowed in Macomb

      Some Macomb residents want to bring locally grown foods ... into their own back yards.

      The Macomb Planning Commission will hold a public forum Wednesday night to discuss whether it's appropriate to allow people to raise chickens in the city limits.

      That meeting is at 5:15 p.m. at Macomb City Hall.

      This after the city received three separate inquiries over the past six months asking the city to allow the poultry.

      City zoning currently bans chickens, geese, ducks, and goats in the city limits ... but does not prohibit rabbits.

      Both Quincy (Chapter 22, Animals) and Hannibal (Chapter 4, Animals) currently allow chickens, including roosters, within city limits, although Hannibal has a few more restrictions. What about your town or city?

      Do you think chickens should be allowed within your city limits? Post your comments below or on our Facebook page here.