Metro ServiceRaising backyard chickens can be fun, but it’s not without risks. Take appropriate cautions when raising chickens for fresh eggs. ■ Newsroom City dwellers and suburbanites have flown the coop, so to speak. A growing interest in raising chickens has enabled coops and nesting birds to spring up in neighborhoods one would not typically associate with chickens. San Jacinto, Hemet and the county all have ordinances that allow backyard chickens. The cities of Hemet and San Jacinto allow up to four hens (no roosters) in certain residential areas with minimum lot sizes of 7,200 square feet, and coops must be kept at least 10 feet away from property lines. County
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