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1065 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Clackamas County, Oregon

Clackamas County, Oregon Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Y Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed N Permit Required N Coop Restrictions F. Two options for rabbits and fowl are available: 1. Hutches, coops, barns or pens for any number of rabbits or fowl shall be located no closer than 100 feet from any dwelling other than the dwelling of the owner of the subject property; or 2. Up to six rabbits or fowl older than 12 weeks shall be allowed in hutches, coops, or pens... read more

Kansas, Alma - City Chicken Ordinance

 Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Henhouses shall be provided for all chickens kept within the city and shall be designed to provide safe and healthy living conditions for the chickens while minimizing the adverse impacts to city residents. All henhouses shall be well maintained. All henhouse structures shall be enclosed on all sides and have a roof and doors. All henhouse access doors must be able to... read more

New Windsor New York Chicken Ordinance

New Windsor New York Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity and zoning restrictions apply.   No animal housing allowed within 50 feet of any lot line. City/Organization Contact name   Town Clerk Deborah Green     Deputy Town Clerks Cheryl Canfield Ellie Spreer Nancy Wilkins     Contact... read more

Village of Bellville, Ohio

Chicken Ordinance     Are Chickens Allowed in this location   Max Chickens Allowed   Roosters Allowed   Permit Required   Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   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 information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read... read more

Lake County (unincorporated), Illinois

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6-12 depending on lot size (see link for more information) Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Yes City/Organization Contact name Lake Co Central Permit Facility, 847-377-2600, lcpermits@lakecoil.gov Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Planning/publications/Brochures/keeping%20chickens.pdf Information Last... read more

Moberly, Missouri

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location YES Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed NO Permit Required YES Coop Restrictions YES City/Organization Contact name Moberly, MO Additional Information detailed info on MuniCode site, just passed ord. #9120 on 11/16/15 Link for more... read more

Plumsted Twp, New Egypt, NJ

Plumsted Twp, New Egypt, NJ Chicken Ordinance Plumsted Twp zoning ordinance can be found at: http://clerkshq.com/default.ashx?clientsite=plumsted-nj   The Plumsted Twp zoning map can be found at: http://www.plumsted.org/images/zone.pdf   Your zoning classification specifies what you can keep/do so you need to locate your zone first and then refer to the zoning ordinance. e.g. I am a Zone R-40 Rural Residential. Therefore 15-4.4 R-40 Residential Zone.   a. Permitted Uses.     1. Agriculture.     2. Detached single family dwellings.     3. Municipal, county,... read more

Gillette Wyoming Domestic Fowl Ordinance

Gillette Wyoming Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location No Max Chickens Allowed 0 Roosters Allowed 0 Permit Required 0 Coop Restrictions N/A City/Organization Contact name Chicken Ordinance in Gillette WY Additional Information Gillette City  Domestic Fowl Ordinance Link for more Information   Information Last Updated     4-5. Domestic fowl. No chicken, duck, geese, turkey, guinea fowl, or other domestic fowl shall be permitted within... read more

Fayetteville Arkansas Chicken Ordinance 2015

Fayetteville Arkansas Chicken Ordinance 2015   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 - 20 depending on square footage of property Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Coops must be 25 feet from residential dwellings on adjacent lots.   All fowl shall have a coop/roost that is constructed with a minimum area of three (3) square feet per fowl and during daylight hours fowl shall have access to a secure enclosure/yard that is adequately fenced... read more

Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions None City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information   Link for more Information http://www.connectstoughton.com/content/dunkirk-now-allows-backyard-chickens 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

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