Overland Park considers plan to allow backyard chickens on smaller properties — here are the details

Overland Park backyard chickens

An Overland Park city council committee approved a two-year pilot program to allow property owners on lots as small as a quarter acre to own and keep up to three hens. In general, there has been more demand for backyard chickens in the north of the city, where lots are smaller. File photo.

Overland Park residents who hope to keep backyard chickens may finally have cause to rejoice.

After coming to a deadlock last November, city councilmembers have come up with a compromise they hope will make it easier for people on smaller lots to keep chickens on their property.