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Cumberland Indiana Chicken Ordinance

Cumberland Indiana Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed10 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions20 feet from property line. Must be secure & clean City/Organization Contact nameTown of Cumberland, Kristine Owens - 894-6202 Additional InformationNo free roaming Link for more Informationhttp://www.town.cumberland.in.us/egov/docs/1299087559_822723.pdf Information Last Updated2011-03-14 16:46:54 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this... read more

Raymond New Hampshire Chicken Ordinance

Raymond New Hampshire Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsNone City/Organization Contact nameRaymond town hall ext 116 Additional InformationThere are \'no specific laws\' on chickens in Raymond, NH unless you are planning on starting a commercial facility. You can have as many chickens as you want as long as they are for personal home use. Rooster are technically allowed but not suggested if you have close neighbors. Link for more InformationCalled town... read more

Evanston Illinois Chicken Ordinance

Evanston Illinois Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed2-6 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop Restrictions10 feet away from home, in back yard, and 3 feet from property line. It must be less than 14.5ft in height. It also cannot cover more than 40% of the rear yard. City/Organization Contact namePlanning Comission 847.448.8155 Additional Information2-6 hens, no roosters, may be kept in an \"accessory structure\" (coop/henhouse) They must not attract flies, and must be kept clean. Applicants must register with Illinois... read more

Austin Texas Chicken Ordinance

AUSTIN Texas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedN/A Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsAn enclosure used to keep two or more fowl must be located at least 50 feet from a residence or business, excluding the residence or business of the fowl’s owner or handler City/Organization Contact nameAustin 311 will direct you to the proper department. Additional InformationTITLE 3. ANIMAL REGULATION. § 3-2-11 ENCLOSURE REQUIRED. (A) A person may not keep an animal, fowl, bird, or reptile in an... read more

Pond Creek Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Pond Creek Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowedany Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsnone City/Organization Contact nameCalled city offices and asked about ordinances. Chickens and roosters are allowed. Additional InformationNo ordinance against chickens or roosters. Link for more Information Information Last Updated2011-03-08 09:41:38 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... read more

Garber Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Garber Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact nameCalled and spoke with the animal control, code enforcement officer. Additional InformationHe said \"There is an ordinance but I don\'t care as long as no one complains.\" \"A bobcat is more likely to get at your chickens than me.\" Link for more Information Information Last Updated2011-03-08 07:08:51 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure... read more

Drummond Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Drummond Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowednone Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsnone City/Organization Contact nameI called and spoke with the city clerk. Additional InformationCalled the city clerk we spoke about chickens and ordinances. They have no ordinance against chickens or roosters. She said they must be kept clean. Link for more InformationCalled the city clerk Information Last Updated2011-03-08 07:06:06 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please... read more

Marysville Washington Chicken Ordinance

Marysville Washington Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum. Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsMust be 100ft nearby residences (not property line, but the actual living space). Must be adequate for number of birds kept. Must be odor, fly, mice and rat free. City/Organization Contact nameMarysville City Hall: (360) 363-8000 Additional InformationHere are the codes for Marysville, Washington. [quote] 10.04.310 Restraint and enclosure. All persons owning or having control or possession of... read more

Hudson Ohio Chicken Ordinance

Hudson Ohio Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsCoop must be at least 100 feet away from neighbors' dwellings City/Organization Contact nameCity of Hudson, Town Hall, 27 E. Main St., Hudson, Ohio 44236 330-650-1799; info@hudson.oh.us Additional InformationPoultry/fowl falls into the category of \"animals\" in the codified ordinances. Those ordinances outline the rules of animal housing and prohibit excessive noise, other nuisances and animals running free.... read more

Downers Grove Illinois Chicken Ordinance

Downers Grove Illinois Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed4 mature (laying age) Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsYes. Setback restrictions. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationExcerpt from Section 5 of Municipal Code: Section 5.19. Limit to number of fowl permitted. Except for fowl associated with veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and educational institutions, no person shall keep, in areas of the Village classified for residential use under the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance... read more

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