Bemidji City Council: Chickens have been moved
The chickens at the center of a recent debate have been moved.
The Bemidji City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2 to require Sam Kvale's flock of 100 chickens to be moved from the city limits within 24 hours.
Those chickens were moved early Wednesday morning to a location between Bemidji and Cass Lake.
Kvale said the chickens have been moved to a friend's house, although the publicity surrounding the chicken effort has prompted numerous offers of assistance.
"It's been really good," he said of the response.
Kvale had a permit to keep the chickens within city limits, but it included a stipulation that if the operation received one complaint the permit would be invalid.
After a complaint was received and the permit was deemed to be invalid, Kvale chose to fight the revocation.
The chickens are still slated to be slaughtered about Sept. 18.