NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Council has already tackled the issue of chickens in backyards, but on Tuesday they looked into the issue of chickens at schools.
Council members approved a change to the Metro Code that requires any schools in residential areas that keep chickens to get a yearly permit. It also requires hand-washing facilities to be nearby, and each school must also lay out guidelines for how students handle hens and eggs and how soon they have to wash their hands after touching them.
The amendment also limits the number of hens allowed to 20. The bill still has to be approved on a third reading.