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Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance

Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Yes, See attached link City/Organization Contact name None Specified Additional Information See attached link Link for more Information http://www.firestoneco.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/663 Information Last Updated 5/25/15     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our... read more

Frederick Colorado Chicken Ordinance

Frederick Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions None Specified City/Organization Contact name None Specified Additional Information "Each single-family detached dwelling unit in the R-E, R-1, and R-2 zoning districts may have six (6) chickens on their property. You must obtain a permit if you choose to have chickens. Roosters are not permitted." Link for more... read more

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS poultry laws - as of 5/24/2015 Without a permit you may have any combination of 3 hens; male or female geese or ducks. You may NOT, under any circumstances, have a rooster or guines of either sex. If you want to exceed 3 poultry then you need to apply for a $25 yearly "Animal Maintainance Permit" and then may have up to 12 poultry of any combination, but still no roosters or guines of either sex. They will pretty much issue the paid permit to anyone but if you get neighbor complaints and the city comes out to inspect and finds unhealthy or unsanitary... read more

Centerville Georgia Chicken Ordinance

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes, apply with coop/run drawing, and annual fee Coop Restrictions Yes City/Organization Contact name City Clerk Additional Information Ordinance amended November 2014. Link for more Information ‎www.centervillega.org/docs/amendment-keeping-of-fowl-2014-9.pdf   ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL | Code of Ordinances | Centerville, GA | Municode Library... read more

Fort Walton Beach

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location NO Max Chickens Allowed 0 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name http://fwb.org/ Additional Information 5.02 ANIMAL CONTROL   5.02.01 Definitions   Animal: Shall be construed to include every living dumb creature.   Custodian: Any person or agent designated by the owner of an animal to provide care, shelter, protection, refuge or food and otherwise... read more

Pasadena California *UPDATED* as of 2014

Pasadena - California -  Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10 Roosters Allowed NO Permit Required Yes - apply with the Pasadena Humane Society - no cost and no site inspection required Coop Restrictions Chickens can be kept no closer than 35 feet from any neighboring occupied dwelling (other than your own);  read details below:   6.20.030 - Fowls and rabbits—Keeping.   A.  . . . . . B. It is declared to be a... read more

Manchester NH

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location y Max Chickens Allowed 6 per 1/2 acre Roosters Allowed no Permit Required no Coop Restrictions Not to exceed 6 feet in height and a minimum 20 feet from property lines City/Organization Contact name http://www.manchesternh.gov/pcd/Regulations/ZoningOrdinance.pdf  Section 8.30 Additional Information http://www.manchesternh.gov/pcd/Regulations/ZoningOrdinance.pdf  Section 8.30 Link for more... read more

Darebin city council melbourne australia

darebin city council melbourne australia limit 5 roosters no permit is only required for more than five coop restrictions no more information at http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=80 read more

Laws for chicken keeping in Hamilton County and Green Township in the Cincinnati area

Hamilton County and Green Township, Cincinnati, OH Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10/household Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No permit, but a "Certification of Compliance with Suburban Agriculture Coop Restrictions Suburban Chicken Enclosure. Any accessory building or enclosure (including fences) shall be located a minimum of twenty (20) feet from all property lines, shall be located within the rear yard, shall provide a minimum of 10 square feet in... read more

East Windsor (CT) ("non-commercial farms")

East Windsor, CT Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10/acre Roosters Allowed Only if on plot > 3 acres. Permit Required No Coop Restrictions None City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.eastwindsor-ct.gov/Public_Documents/EWindsorCT_Planning/zoning_regs.pdf Information Last Updated 9/18/2014     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our... read more

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