Hello all backyard chicken lovers!
I am currently working with a couple people in Ypsilanti township to get an ordinance that will allow backyard chickens. Currently an ordinance is in place that is just an reiteration of the Michigan Right to Farm Act. Basically you can only have chickens if you have more than 5 acres. We want to see a specific ordinance in place to allow 4-6 hens and no roosters.
I have already spoken with some township officials and they have expressed that with enough support and coordination with neighborhood watch groups or opposing groups they would be glad to draft an ordinance. They have also expressed that it need not be some thing complicated just a simple limit on the numbers, also they have said they have no real desire to require a permit. So it looks like this is perfectly possible but may take a little time to go through the correct channels and this being an election year could help or hurt our cause depending on support.
If you support backyard chickens and are in favor of an ordinance allowing them in Ypsilanti Township, please post on here and we can coordinate the effort!
P.S. I have also added a poll if you don't wish to comment.