Hi! I'm looking for a simple spreadsheet that lists:
Name of Municipality (Urban/Suburban):
Number of Hens allowed
Number of Roosters allowed
Link to actual Code documentation
If this doesn't exist, I'd love to compile it, and then post it back here.
If you live in an urban/suburban area that allows chickens, I would LOVE it if you could send that above info, WITH A LINK TO OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION.
We are working on a code rewrite in Montgomery County, MD, and need to show examples from other chicken-friendly municipalities. Our county is pushing for 20 foot set-backs from property lines for all structures AND FENCING (pens), and in our suburban area, that will be impossible or very undesirable for many people (including me!). We're pushing for a 5 foot setback from property lines for roofed STRUCTURES, and 25 feet setback from a neighbor's dwelling, with no limit on pen size (bigger is better for healthy, happy, quiet chickens). We'll probably have 1 hen/1000sqft property area (this refers to the property you own, not the pen size, so I think that's plenty - on my suburban lot I could have 10), no roosters (though I'm interested in ideas like 1 rooster if he's 100 ft from a neighbor's residence). Sound and odor ordinances would be same as with dogs, etc. (general nuisance guidelines).
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!!!