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1033 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Cowley, Wyoming

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Setback requirements must be met. Must be maintained in a clean manner. No other restrictions City/Organization Contact name Town of Cowley, Wyoming.  Diane Badget, Town Councilmember, former member Planning and Zoning Commission Additional Information Accessory building setbacks are 20' Front property line, 10' side property line, 10'... read more

Ledyard, CT

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed .5-1 acre can have up to 4, 1-2 acres up to 8, total limit is 25 Roosters Allowed not "where crowing would annoy their neighbors" Permit Required yes Coop Restrictions 3.5sqft floor area per bird, penned/no free ranging off owners property City/Organization Contact name Town of Ledyard Additional Information   Link for more... read more

New London, CT

Chicken Zoning Permit Info   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed no Permit Required yes Coop Restrictions plot plan, site walk, 20ft per chicken in enclosed pen City/Organization Contact name City of New London Planning, Zoning, Wetlands Division (860) 437-6379 Additional Information The keeping of hens is permitted by obtaining an Administrative Zoning Permit in the following zones in the City of New London:. R-1/R-1A Single Family... read more

New Canaan Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes   Max Chickens AllowedNo Limit   Roosters AllowedIf Quiet   Permit RequiredNo   Coop RestrictionsNo   City/Organization Contact name   Additional InformationChickens/Roosters must be contained   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated       NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of... read more

Hebron CT Poultry Ordinance

Hebron, CT Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 8 Roosters Allowed   Permit Required Yes, see regulations Coop Restrictions Yes, see regulations City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.hebronct.com/pdfs/zoning/zone5.pdf Information Last Updated       Quote: The minimum lot size on which animals may be kept shall be one acre.   A total number of... read more

Migratory Bird Act

BIRDS PROTECTED BY THE MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. The migratory bird species protected by the Act are listed in 50 CFR 10.13. For the current rule and more information click here For an alphabetical list of MBTA protected birds click here. The U.S. Fish and... read more

Orange, Massachusetts

Orange, Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes, depending on zoning (B,C, D okay. Prohibited in A) Max Chickens Allowed not specified Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions None specified City/Organization Contact name Building Department Additional Information 2412 Animals. Horses and other animals, including pigs, poultry, and other farm animals, used for non-commercial or non-agricultural purposes, may be kept within Districts... read more

Athol, Massachusetts

Athol Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes, depending on zoning district (RB and RC okay) Max Chickens Allowed 12, or special permission Roosters Allowed with special permission Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Must comply with regulations in section 3.2, Accessory Buildings and Uses City/Organization Contact name Building Department Athol Town Hall 584 Main Street, Room 4 Athol, MA ... read more

Pasadena,Texas Chicken Laws / Ordinances

    Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed not specified Roosters Allowed not specified Permit Required no, unless for commercial purposes Coop Restrictions Sec. 6-8. Keeping of fowl or rabbits near residences. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or maintain any poultry, fowl or rabbits within fifty (50) feet of any residence within the city. Sec. 6-9. Maintenance of premises where fowl or rabbits kept. (a) It shall be unlawful... read more

Gardner, Massachuestts

Gardner, Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed   Roosters Allowed Yes, if no complaints from neighbors Permit Required no, but must register with Animal Inspector via Town Clerk Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name Kim Landry Senior Animal Control Officer Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.gardner-ma.gov/Pages/GardnerMA_BComm/AnimalControl/index Information Last... read more

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