Person in chicken suit ruffles feathers in Durango |

Person in chicken suit ruffles feathers in Durango

DURANGO, Colorado – A person in a chicken costume ruffled the feathers of Durango’s city council as they discussed rules for backyard fowl.

At a council meeting Tuesday, someone in a chicken costume wordlessly entered council chambers just as Mayor Leigh Meigs was discussing a recently-passed backyard hen ordinance.

The costumed chicken took a few turns, flapped its arms, then took a seat in the nearly empty gallery.

Several minutes later, the chicken left – without being identified – after laying an egg on the floor.

Council members told The Durango Herald they were perplexed by the costumed chicken but found the visit humorous. The council voted 3-2 earlier this month to make it easier to keep backyard chickens.

“I thought it was hilarious,” councilwoman Christina Thompson told The Durango Herald. “I was laughing so hard my eyes hurt.

“There are just so many other things for us to be serious about, it’s good to take a break once in a while,” she said.

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