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Jen Heriot, right, and Heather Mathews ask the Hudson City Council to permit residents to keep caged laying hens in their backyards.

City of Hudson to allow backyard hens

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Maybe it was fate.

Monday, June 3, was National Egg Day, the spokespersons for Hudson Urban Chickens said at the start of their presentation to the City Council that evening.


Half an hour later, members of the group seeking permission to keep laying hens in their backyards erupted in applause when the council voted 5-1 to grant their request for a trial one-year period.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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