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1036 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Streamwood, Illinois Chicken Ordinance

Streamwood, IL Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location No Max Chickens Allowed 0 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name Village of Streamwood Additional Information Poultry is not allowed within residential zoning Link for more Information   Information Last Updated       NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this... read more

Bartlett Illinois Chicken Ordinance

Bartlett, IL Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location No Max Chickens Allowed 0 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name Village of Bartlett Additional Information The Village does not allow the raising of agricultural animals including chickens in residential zoning.  In order to have poultry, a person would need a parcel at least two acres in size and the chickens would have to be at least 100 feet from the nearest lot... read more

Chicken Ordinance New Milford, CT

New Milford, CT Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 50 per 3/4 acre land Roosters Allowed Unspecified Permit Required No Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated     Section 025-060 Horses and Livestock The keeping or stabling of horses and livestock is permitted subject to the following limitations and conditions: A... read more

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

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