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1020 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Goshen IN

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 hens Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes. $25 renew every two years. Coop Restrictions All chickens shall be kept outside of the dwelling in a chicken enclosure which shall include a chicken coop and a covered chicken pen/run. City/Organization Contact name Goshen IN Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated April 15,... read more

Medford, MA

Medford, MA Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes (Pending) Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes (Pending) Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name Animal Control Officer Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated 04/2014     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is... read more

Carroll County Maryland Chicken Ordinance

Carroll County MD Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location y Max Chickens Allowed read more

St. Louis Park, MN

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes, with permission Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required yes Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name Brian Hoffman 952-924-2522 Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated 3/2014      NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is... read more

Oak Park Heights has updated the chicken ordinance!

Oak Park Heights, MN Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes/ $5 Coop Restrictions Chickens must be provided a secure, well ventilated, roofed structure capable of providing reasonable shelter during all seasons. City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information Annual application required with an inspection allowed. Link for more... read more

HOLLADAY UT CHICKEN ORDINANCE

HOLLADAY UT Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location YES Max Chickens Allowed 10,000 SF TO 1/2 ACRE = UP TO 25 CHICKENS > 1/2 ACRE = UP TO 50 CHICKENS Roosters Allowed ORDINANCE DOES NOT SPECIFY THAT THEY ARE PROHIBITED Permit Required YES, COST IS FREE Coop Restrictions UNKNOWN City/Organization Contact name HOLLADAY CITY, SHANTEL MARSELL, PHONE: 801-527-3890 Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last... read more

Holladay City UT Chicken Ordinance

Holladay, Utah Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location YES Max Chickens Allowed 10,000 SF to 1/2 Acre: 25 Chickens 1/2 Acre to 1 Acre: 50 Chickens > 1 Acre: up to 250 Chickens Roosters Allowed Current ordinance does not prohibit  Permit Required Yes, but at no cost Coop Restrictions Unknown City/Organization Contact name Holladay City, (801) 272-9450 Additional Information Cllck Here for the Ordinance Link for more... read more

ARIZONA- Spring Valley, Mayer, Cordes

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location YES Max Chickens Allowed 8  Roosters Allowed NO, Roosters are prohibited. Permit Required NO Coop Restrictions Location of containment areas must be at least fifteen (15) feet from all  property lines.  City/Organization Contact name ZONING DEPT OF YAVAPAI COUNTY Additional Information THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO ALL UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY Link for more... read more

Mount Clemens, MI

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location No Max Chickens Allowed   Roosters Allowed   Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information ~~15.040 ARTICLE 4: GENERAL PROVISIONS Mount Clemens, MichiganCode of Ordinances   ~~No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any residentially zoned or used property, except that non-vicious dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept,... read more

Tracy, California

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 30   Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions must be caged City/Organization Contact name City of Tracy Additional Information must be more than 50' away from any dwelling, school, hospital, church Link for more Information http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16660 Information Last Updated 2/12/2014     NOTE: This information was submitted... read more

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