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Anne Arundel County Maryland Chicken Ordinance

Anne Arundel County Maryland Chicken Ordinance
 
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed maximum of 32 chickens per minimum 40K sq ft lot
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions locate 50 feet from side and rear property lines
City/Organization Contact name Anne Arundel County Government Office of Planning & Zoning 2664 Riva Road Annapolis, Maryland 21401 General Information: (410) 222-7450 FAX: (410) 222-7255
Additional Information Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Code, 2005 Article 18. Zoning Title 4. Residential Districts Subtitle 1. In General § 18-4-104. Pets; livestock or fowl. (b) Livestock or fowl. The keeping of livestock or domestic fowl is allowed on a lot of at least 40,000 square feet in accordance with the following: (2) The number of domestic fowl kept on a lot may not exceed a ratio of one bird unit per 40,000 square feet. A bird unit is defined as follows: 32 chickens= 1 bird unit 16 ducks= 1 bird unit 8 turkeys= 1 bird unit 8 geese= 1 bird unit 1 ostrich= 1 bird unit 2 emus= 1 bird unit Other fowl, 100 pounds= 1 bird unit (3) Combinations of animals are allowed if the allowed ratio of animal units to square footage is maintained. (4) All livestock and fowl shall be kept within a fenced area. (5) Accessory structures relating to livestock or fowl and manure storage shall be located at least 50 feet from side and rear lot lines. (Bill No. 4-05; Bill No. 69-07)
Link for more Information http://www.aacounty.org/AnimalControl/Resources/Chicken_Duck_Checklist.pdf
Information Last Updated 2010-03-31 08:59:35

 

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Comments (1)

I'm curious where the restriction on roosters is found.  The residential code makes no distinction between hens and roosters and an index search didn't produce any mention of roosters either.
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