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Chickens in Geneva? Depends how council rules

Jeff Henderson claims his egg cooperative on former industrial land on State Street is a success. Now he thinks it’s time all city residents have the opportunity to own chickens — and the chance for fresh, free-range eggs.

At last month’s City Council meeting, Henderson gave a report on his egg cooperative, which also includes a solar panel operation. He said the cooperative’s 72 hens laid 11,000 eggs that were distributed to cooperative members who pay a fee — $45 in 2016 — for the right for free-range eggs produced at the site.

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