Cottage Grove to consider allowing chickens, ducks on urban, residential lots

November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am in South Washington County Bulletin

After spending her formative years on a rural Minnesota farm, grocery store eggs just won’t cut it for Rykna Olson and her family. That, she said, is why they keep three chickens housed in a coop the size of a small garden shed tucked behind their Jeffery Avenue home in Cottage Grove. Earlier this year, the Olsons were warned by city code enforcers and then ordered to get rid of the fowl after neighbors complained to the city’s Community Development Department. Continue Reading