On the eve of the mayor's public hearing on the chicken law, which he vetoed last week, a Hudson resident was issued a citation by the Hudson police for keeping chickens in a backyard shared by several houses on upper Columbia Street. Even if the proposed law permitting the raising of backyard chickens were in place, the chicken keeper in question would have been in violation. There was no coop for the chickens and no adequate fence to keep them confined. Arthur Cusano has the story in today's Register-Star: "Police: City resident runs afoul of chicken ban." The mayor's hearing on the chicken law takes place at 4 p.m. today at City Hall.