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1061 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

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

Hoquiam Washington

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 1~No residence or household or other property within the city which is less than twenty-two thousand five hundred square feet may possess or harbor more than eight chickens, none of which may be a rooster.  2~A residence or household or other property which is greater than twenty-two thousand five hundred square feet in area may not possess or harbor more than twelve chickens, none of which may be a rooster. Roosters Allowed No Permit... read more

Manchester Chicken Keeping Ordinance

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... read more

fort worth texas

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location yes Max Chickens Allowed depending on acreage (12 half acre) Roosters Allowed yes (2 max from what I could glean) Permit Required no Coop Restrictions none City/Organization Contact name fortworthtexas.gov Additional Information   Link for more Information   Information Last Updated Nov.18 2010     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double... read more

Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance

Firestone Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Yes, See attached link City/Organization Contact name None Specified Additional Information See attached link Link for more Information http://www.firestoneco.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/663 Information Last Updated 5/25/15     NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our... read more

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