JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Chickens are now allowed on James Island.
Town Council passed an amendment to an ordinance at their meeting on Thursday evening to allow residents to keep up to 12 chickens on their property.
The chickens must be confined to the backyard of a house, and no roosters are allowed.
Council Member Garrett Milliken says he hopes a future amendment will permit additional chickens, beyond the 12 currently allowed.
James Island Town Council first took up the issue in August when it passed the first readings of two amendments regarding chickens in residential areas.
At that time, James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey said under the town did not permit chickens, but said it is legal for residents to have them as pets, something that was determined on a case by case basis.