Bridgeport Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Bridgeport Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop Restrictions
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    Additional Information6.04.010 Keeping of certain animals prohibited. No person shall keep any swine within one hundred (100) feet of any house, schoolhouse, church, street or park. No person shall keep or maintain live swine, or any live pigeons, ducks, geese, hens, chickens, roosters, game birds of any kind, or domestic fowl of any kind within the limits of the city without a written permit therefor from the board of health; and any permit granted for such purpose may be revoked by such board at any time. Nothing in this section shall be construed as to be inconsistent with Section 19-343 of the General Statutes. (Prior code § 6-1) 6.04.020 Buying and selling live poultry. A. No person shall engage in the business of buying or selling live poultry in the city, the meat of which is to be sold or used for food, unless a license therefor shall annually be procured from the health officer, the fee for which shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) payable by July 1st each year. In the event that the reapplication for license and receipt of payment for such license is not obtained by the department of health on or before July 1st, the license shall increase to one hundred dollars ($100.00). Any such license issued by the health officer may be revoked by the health officer. No license shall be issued until he shall have inspected the premises in which the applicant for such license desires to engage in business and approved of the same. B. Such premises shall have a cement floor with drain, metal coops, metal containers for bleeding and plucking, and metal or cement walls at least six feet high in the room where slaughtering is done and in the room where poultry is kept. The health officer may require such other equipment and may make such rules and regulations relative to the conduct and operation of such premises as will safeguard and protect the public health. Nothing in this section shall prohibit farmers from selling live poultry raised on their own premises or require a license therefor. (Ord. dated 5/21/90 (part); prior code § 6-2)
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