Life could soon get a little harder for backyard farmers.
A law passed in 1981 protects Michigan farmers from nuisance lawsuits. It’s called the Right to Farm Act. It was created to protect farmers from angry neighbors who were moving out into rural areas from cities.
At the moment, the law also protects people who raise chickens and other animals in their backyards.
Wendy Banka lives in Ann Arbor. She has seven chickens with orange feathers living in a coop in her backyard.