The debate over backyard chickens is expected to continue in Appleton, and it's something that Neenah settled years ago.
Brian Walter is the chief building inspector for Neenah. He says they first allowed them around 2000. He says they made some changes in 2010, to put standards in place.
Over the years, Walter says about 60 families have tried it. Right now, he thinks 24 to 30 people have permits. He says they've only had two complaints in the last seven years, and the problems were corrected right away.
Appleton's city council was split, 7-7 last night. Mayor Tim Hanna cast the tie-breaking vote to allow chickens.
The council could re-vote in three weeks, because Alderwoman Kathy Plank wasn't at last night's meeting.