Falmouth Maine Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Falmouth Maine Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsFencing and enclosed coops shall be setback a minimum of twenty (20) feet
    City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.town.falmouth.me.us/Pages/FalmouthME_Admin/docs/ZSPRO101309.pdf 271 Falmouth Rd. Falmouth, ME 04105 207-781-5253 phone 207-781-8677 fax
    Additional InformationChapter 5.7 states chickens are allowed: a. Household pets are allowed in all districts. Animals kept for personal use or enjoyment not falling within the definitions of household pets, including but not limited to wild animals, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry are permitted only in accordance with the provisions of this section. Chapter 5.7 states coop restrictions and no roosters allowed: . Keeping of Poultry in the RA and RC Districts- Poultry may be kept for personal use in these districts with the following conditions [Adopted 10/27/08]: 1. Not withstanding paragraph b. above, no minimum lot size is required. 2. Fencing and enclosed coops shall be setback a minimum of twenty (20) feet from all property lines. 3. Poultry shall be contained by fencing or other suitable materials installed in such a manner and to a sufficient height to restrict poultry from leaving the fenced area. 4. Enclosed coops, if utilized, shall not exceed one (1) in number, 100 gross square feet or 12 feet in height. 5. No slaughtering shall be permitted in any district with the exception of Farm and Forest. 6. No roosters shall be permitted in any district with the exception of Farm and Forest. 7. Waste Storage and Removal - Provision must be made for the storage and removal of chicken manure. All stored manure shall be covered by a fully enclosed structure with a roof or lid over the entire structure. No more than three (3) cubic feet of manure shall be stored. All other manure not used for composting or fertilizing shall be removed. In addition, the henhouse, chicken pen and surrounding area must be kept free from trash and accumulated droppings. Uneaten feed shall be removed in a timely manner.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.town.falmouth.me.us/Pages/FalmouthME_Admin/Ordinances
    Information Last Updated2010-04-28 11:43:14

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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