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1042 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Whitewater, Wisconsin

Whitewater, Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions 2) Setbacks. Coops or cages housing chickens shall be kept at least twenty-five (25) feet from the door or window of any dwelling or occupied structure other than the owner's dwelling. Coops and cages shall not be located within five (5) feet of a side-yard or rear-yard lot line. Coops and cages shall not be located in the front... read more

Glenpool Oklahoma

Glenpool, Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes kinda, See below Max Chickens Allowed 5 Roosters Allowed no Permit Required yes $25 Coop Restrictions yes- see below City/Organization Contact name Susan White Additional Information   Link for more Information http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=979§ion_id=883850 Information Last Updated 9/9/14   1. Chickens must be "confined in an enclosure". No... read more

Lodi Wisconsin

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed Unclear Roosters Allowed Unclear Permit Required No Coop Restrictions None City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information "But there wasn’t. In fact, before pursuing the chicken rearing path the Ballwegs spoke with their neighbors about it, one of which is city of Lodi Mayor Paul Fisk. Fisk informed them there are no city of Lodi ordinances banning chickens." Link for more... read more

City of Plymouth, Wisconsin

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed 5 Roosters Allowed no Permit Required yes Coop Restrictions Clean, dry, not in front yard, not within 40 feet of adjacent structure, predator proof City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information Adopted June 26, 2012 Link for more Information Section 13-1-144 http://www.ciplywi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/13-Zoning-1-10-14.pdf Information Last Updated Sept... read more

Town of Southport, NY

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Depends on acreage of property. You must have 10 acres of land to have any livestock, including chickens and poultry, even when in an agriculturally zoned area. 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... read more

Cooper City, Florida Chicken Ordinance

Cooper City, FL Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location  There’s no city code for having chickens, they are allowed. Max Chickens Allowed  No city code on amount of chickens. Roosters Allowed There’s no city code for having roasters, they are allowed. Permit Required There’s no permit required for the city of Cooper City. Coop Restrictions For a Chicken Coop please contact the City of Cooper City Building Department  for permit requirements,  structural, zoning, and size... read more

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

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