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hello.
i had inquired about the laws in ct.
and i was told via message on my cell phone that i can have chickens just as long as they are enlcosed, fenced in etc. and that they are so many feet from my neighbors dwelling. does that mean the chicken coop too? confused becuase a neighbor made a nasty comment re: my coop "said it looked like hello"
i posted this on "coops and building decision board earlier" just wondering if anyone here is from connecticut!!!!
thanks. you can look at my coop and give me your opioinion if you want to at byc under my name. thanks


andrea,ct.

mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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mom to: 1 husband 3 kids 3 dogs, 1 cat,  4 ducks, welsh, black swedish, buff orpington
9 hens and 1 crazy rooster!rir/plymouth rocks/leghorn/campine/wellsummer/and some other breeds.

6 more baby chicks added July 2012!!!

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post #2 of 6

I believe the laws in CT vary from town to town-non-commercial chickens not regulated at the state level. I'd suggest you investigate the zoning and planning regulations in the your town. I'm in Suffield and our regs are available on the town website.

Jerry
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post #3 of 6

Hi Andrea, I was in E. Granby, CT and there's a couple of regs up here about keeping chickens in residential neighborhoods.
I believe the limit is 15 chickens, including roosters. However, noisy roosters don't help if you've got cranky neighbors, so unless you want to have fertile eggs, the roosters can go into the crockpot. Or, if these are pets, find a farmer who would take them.
Of course, keeping the coop and run clean to keep down the odor helps. You might try DE (diatomaceous earth) for that and keeping down parasites.
I looked at your BYC page, and the coop looks OK, I hope you've done more work on the run though. That wouldn't keep anything in or out the way it's pictured. hide
Tom frow


Edited by tomdeggeater - 6/27/09 at 1:35pm
Later, Tom
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan
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Later, Tom
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan
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post #4 of 6

http://www.coventryct.org/index.asp?Type=SEARCH&searchSection=&SEC={98DE6EB5-B1D6-43C5-A08A-6CE38E1ACF12}&keyword=chickens&DocPage=1
Annie, The above link leads to actual minutes from a Coventry, CT. PZC meeting. Apparently, an application had to be made for an under 2 acre property, to have livestock (chickens)
If you notice, odor, rooster noise, and number of chickens were the main concerns.
"This rooster is not one to crow all day".
HTH, Tom frow

Later, Tom
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan
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Later, Tom
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan
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post #5 of 6

I live in Stafford Springs and there are no regulations regarding the housing/raising chickens.

post #6 of 6

Billy wabbit.......does that mean you can raise chickens in Stafford Springs Ct? Also what about other livestock, like turkeys?If you have 5 acres or more can you raise them?

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