It's now legal to own chickens in Bremerton.
The City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday allowing residents to keep up to four hens on their property.
The Kitsap Sun reports chicken advocates had launched two petition drives to force the council to act.
The ordinance requires residents to pay $12.50 a year for a chicken license. The hens can’t be slaughtered on the property, and no crowing roosters are permitted.
The four hens don’t count against the city’s four-pet limit.