I live in Harvest, AL and I have 7 ducks and will be getting chickens as soon as we finish the coop. We also plan on getting bees, a pair of geese, rabbits and a couple of goats. I don't think it is a problem because people out here have cows, horses and donkeys in my neighborhood but then I don't live in a new subdivision either. I think if you are looking to buy a house in Toney and you want chickens you should be careful where you buy. If you are looking in new subdivisions be sure to check out their rules and laws before you buy. I have seen all kinds of livestock in Toney from emu to llamas so I don't think it is a problem as long as you stay away from the new subdivisions. Good Luck!
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When it says "commercial purposes" that just means don't sell your chicks and don't sell your eggs. I'm considering a move to Madison and will certainly try it- just won't advertise! If they have a problem with the chickens, just wait til the goats get settled in.
I know this is an old post, but I'm also in Madison, and talked to the harvest coop, and they said there are no restrictions in the county. HOA's are a different story. I have a friend that lives in a neighborhood with an HOA that prohibits chickens, but they still have three hens free ranging in their privacy fenced back yard. They're the ones that hooked us on chickens.
Hi there. I have looked into chickens in Madison City (new here, Madison County and Madison CITY are two different things). The ordinance of Madison CITY says:
"Art. IV. 5-123. MADISON CODE
So, I am guessing you cannot have chickens in your backyard.
I wanted 2 chickens in a chicken coop in the backyard, located in a subdivision. Does anyone have knowledge of how to get this legally done or is it just a lost call?"
That's the code from Madison, South Dakota had to use google, but I found what you were quoting here: http://www.cityofmadisonsd.com/vertical/sites/%7B9C1D8490-A618-44AD-9306-F4F21A6F5FC6%7D/uploads/Microsoft_Word_-_Chapter_5_9-21-12.pdf
In the R-1 (Low Density Residential) section (4-0) a permitted use is