When I asked the village for a copy of their "No Chicken Ordinance" this is what they gave me..
Village Of St.Charles Michigan Zoning Ordinance
57. FARM. A tract of land which is directly devoted to agricultural purposes provided further that farms may be considered as including establishments operated as greenhouses, nurseries, chicken hatcheries, apiaries; but establishments keeping or operating fur bearing animals, riding or boarding stables, kennels, quarries or gravel or sand pits, shall not be considered farms hereunder, unless combined with bonafide farm operations on the same contiguous tract of land of not less than ten (10) acres.
If I read this right, I can have a hatchery and apiarie (I'll have to see the definition of apiarie)? If I raise my birds with the intent to sell chicks and eggs then I should be good. Right??
I do not have 10 acres though..
Edited by Stc-Gromit - 5/3/12 at 4:58am