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Longwood - Florida

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Longwood - FL - Chicken Ordinance   http://www.longwoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?aid=48   http://www.longwoodfl.org/DocumentCenter/View/774 read more

St. Charles, Illinois, 60174. Ordinance of 2014.

Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes. Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No. Permit Required No. Coop Restrictions   G) The enclosure and adjacent fenced area shall be set back: a. No closer than five (5) feet to any property line; and b. Screened with year round landscaping, walls and/or fencing so as not to be visible from any public street or adjoining lot when viewed from an observation height of five (5) feet above grade." City/Organization... read more

Pasco Washington Chicken Ordinance

Pasco Washington - Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 3 Roosters Allowed no Permit Required no Coop Restrictions Coop must be in back yard, at least 10 feet from property line, max size of 30 sq feet, max height of 6 feet. City/Organization Contact name ? Additional Information 25.20.030 For lots with a minimum of 5,000 square feet but less that 22,000 square feet and containing only one single-family dwelling unit, the keeping of dogs,... read more

West Richland Washington Chicken Ordinance

West Richland Washington​ Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 5 Roosters Allowed ? Permit Required no Coop Restrictions ? City/Organization Contact name ? Additional Information 6.08.045 - five small domestic animals permitted. 6.04.010 “Small domestic animals” means any dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, geese, pigeons, chickens, or other similar animals over the age of six months. Link for more... read more

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

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