Here's a link to the MI Right to Farm Act.
Read it for yourself and see how it relates to your own personal situation.
And this tidbit about the MI Right to Farm Act as it pertains to LOCAL CODES and ORDINANCES is interesting.
(6) Beginning June 1, 2000, except as otherwise provided in this section, it is the express legislative intent that this act preempt any local ordinance, regulation, or resolution that purports to extend or revise in any manner the provisions of this act or generally accepted agricultural and management practices developed under this act. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a local unit of government shall not enact, maintain, or enforce an ordinance, regulation, or resolution that conflicts in any manner with this act or generally accepted agricultural and management practices developed under this act.
I printed out my rights and I haven't been bothered again about my chickens. I practice GAMPS. I am mindful of my neighbors...I keep a clean coop folks!
***EDITED to add***
Whoops! The link takes you to a page with search boxes. In the 4th box titled "MCL Key Word Search" type in "Right To Farm". It should be the first link.
Edited by gotchooks? - 2/2/09 at 5:31am