Cary North Carolina Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo
Max Chickens Allowed
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop Restrictionsn/a
City/Organization Contact nameCary Town Manager (919) 469-4007 316 N Academy St, Cary, NC
Additional InformationSec. 6-62. Chickens, ducklings, rabbits banned from sale; livestock, fowl and swine. (a) Chickens, ducklings, rabbits banned from sale. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale, or permit to be sold or offered for sale, within the corporate limits of the town, baby chickens, baby ducklings, or baby rabbits less than six weeks of age; provided, this section shall not apply to hatcheries raising chickens or ducks expressly for the broiler market or for sale to farms. (b) Livestock and domestic fowl prohibited. Livestock, and domestic fowl of all descriptions are prohibited in any area of the town except those areas zoned for agricultural purposes by the zoning ordinances. (c) Swine prohibited. It is unlawful to maintain, keep or house pigs, hogs or other swine within the corporate limits of the town. (d) Exceptions. Ponies, horses, mules or burros may be stabled within the town limits in areas not zoned for agricultural purposes provided that the stables are at least 300 feet from any residence and that not more than two animals are kept per residence and that not more than two animals are kept per acre of land, and in addition, that, if at any time in the future additional residences are erected less than 300 feet from said stables, the stables, ponies, horses, mules and burros shall be removed. (Code 1982, § 4-10; Ord. No. 01-022, § 1, 11-8-2001) State law references: Disposing of living baby chicks or other fowl, or rabbits under eight weeks of age as pets or novelties, G.S. 14-363.1.
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Information Last Updated8/23/12

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