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Livestock laws in Montgomery County, MD?

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Does anyone know what the livestock laws are in Montgomery County, MD? It's a suburban neighborhood, so I wouldn't be keeping any roos, but I haven't been able to find out how many hens I can have (or if I can have them). Any info? Thanks!

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welcome-byc


Might start with calling animal control - hu sorry.

Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Animal control is the way to go...I called an animal shelter first and they directed me there...

The Hubster, me, 3 kiddo's all grown and out on their own, one sweet baby Grand-Daughter and one more on the way, 4 BO's, 3 EE's, 4 GC's, our Mallard family...Larry, Sherry, Momma, Da and the 17 pip-squeaks.
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The Hubster, me, 3 kiddo's all grown and out on their own, one sweet baby Grand-Daughter and one more on the way, 4 BO's, 3 EE's, 4 GC's, our Mallard family...Larry, Sherry, Momma, Da and the 17 pip-squeaks.
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your town hall should be able to tell you too... and welcome-byc

Proud SAHM to 2 handsome little guys, Jake (6) and Ty (3) 1 very supportive and understanding DH, 2 weimaraners (Luke and Hallie) Proud momma to 16 Chickens born 2/26/10 First egg from our first flock 7/16/10 and 2 bunnies born 5/1/12

Just moved to my dream home/farm and started Syman Says Farms llc. Looking to grow into it and add more to the farm :-)  

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Proud SAHM to 2 handsome little guys, Jake (6) and Ty (3) 1 very supportive and understanding DH, 2 weimaraners (Luke and Hallie) Proud momma to 16 Chickens born 2/26/10 First egg from our first flock 7/16/10 and 2 bunnies born 5/1/12

Just moved to my dream home/farm and started Syman Says Farms llc. Looking to grow into it and add more to the farm :-)  

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thanks! will do.

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I am in Harford County and I am trying to find out the same thing, how many hens  I can have. I live in a town house and I have not been able to get any information yet. If anyone  knows  I would appreciate any info that is out there.

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An owner must not allow a domestic or exotic bird, including a homing pigeon, to be in an aviary within 100 feet of any structure used for human habitation or work. This does not apply to a bird inside the owner's dwelling, in a pet shop, in an agricultural area, or in a market for less than 24 hours for sale for human consumption.
Penalty for Violation - $100
This is the Montgomery County,MD law sad.png
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Originally Posted by mousecadet View Post

I am in Harford County and I am trying to find out the same thing, how many hens  I can have. I live in a town house and I have not been able to get any information yet. If anyone  knows  I would appreciate any info that is out there.

I can't find anything for Harford county. Maybe start with animal control?
Homeschooling mom to 4 boys 8 and under
2 Arabian horses, 4 cats
First Swedish Flower Hen flock in Maryland! Waiting for that first egg!
One patient husband
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Homeschooling mom to 4 boys 8 and under
2 Arabian horses, 4 cats
First Swedish Flower Hen flock in Maryland! Waiting for that first egg!
One patient husband
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post #9 of 9

See www.montgomerycountybackyardchickens.org for information on current laws and pending legislation for Montgomery County backyard chickens. As for larger livestock, that is not being changed with the proposed legislation, and you can see the current code for Maryland here: 

http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Maryland/montgom/partiilocallawsordinancesresolutionsetc/chapter1generalprovisions?f=templates$fn=altmain-nf.htm$3.0

And for Montgomery County: 

http://www.amlegal.com/library/md/montgomeryco.shtml


Edited by MoCoBYC - 7/7/13 at 9:02am
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