No cock-a-doodle-doo here? County weighs expanding animal nuisance zone
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council is proposing to expand a nuisance zone, and it’s mostly due to complaints about roosters crowing early in the morning.
The zone would expand to the southern limits of Everett and Mukilteo. This includes areas in Lynnwood, too.
Some farmers like Andrew Ide, who runs Bright Ide Acres, thinks the idea goes too far.
“Living amongst neighbors, neighbors in close proximity, we have to put up with lots of different noises, whether it be garbage trucks or construction next door, whether it be all sorts of things, a teenage party down the street,” Ide said.
Urban farms and chicken coops are a growing trend in places like Snohomish County.
The council hasn’t decided on when the proposal will be voted on. Council members might hold a town hall meeting before it’s voted on.