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Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014, 05:38 PM CDT
TRIPOLI, Iowa (AP) -- Officials in the northeast Iowa city of Tripoli have rejected a request to allow backyard chickens in the community.
The Tripoli City Council on Monday voted against a proposal to allow residents to keep chickens.
Resident Paul DeGroote had gone door-to-door to gather signatures from neighbors in support of the change after realizing his four chickens were in violation of Tripoli's livestock ban.
DeGroote expressed frustration, saying he didn't understand why, "in a small town that's got a thousand people, and it is supposedly agriculturally based, you can't have backyard chickens."
Councilman Dan Woods supported the chicken ordinance but says others thought chickens would be noisy and hurt property values.
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