Fayetteville North Carolina Chicken Ordinance

By hossfeathers · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. hossfeathers
    Fayetteville North Carolina Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed10
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsMust be keep sanitary
    City/Organization Contact name433 Hay St. Fayetteville, NC 28301, (910)433-1FAY(1329)
    Additional InformationPer article III, Sec. 6-228. Keeping chickens or rabbits: Up to 10 hens may be kept on a home lot. Housing must be kept clean and there are rules for the disposal of manure. In a different section, residents are prohibited from keeping animals which are a nuisance or which create a hazard, including by crowing.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=10733&doc_action=whatsnew
    Information Last Updated2010-05-08 19:58:48

    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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  1. ChicknsRock
    Is that for real or..? My neighbors and I have way more then 10 hens, and about 20 roosters.
  2. Slinkee
    You're quite welcome, I'm glad to hear that's not something the city still has in the works. Would hate to get rid of any of our little girls!
  3. BertandMary
    I spoke with animal control again today while they were in my neighborhood looking for a reported stray dog. Apparently there isn't an effort to get the number 10 reduced anymore so we are good for awhile. I updated my Bert's Chicks page on facebook with the information. Thanks again for the info.
  4. BertandMary
    Thank you for the article and sorry for the delayed response. I keep six chickens anyway since my neighbors don't mind. Good to know I am ok with that number. I talked with the Cumberland county Bee Keepers Association and they say it is allowed. I am attending a free class they put on this fall.
  5. Slinkee
    They tried to pass it, it got a lot of protest from local residents and they backed down. To my knowledge it is currently back-burnered until further notice. The last article I read in the Observer kind of had the tone that they had given up one the new ordinances altogether. This is a copy of current regulations as per the Cumberland County Animal Control website:
    Bees are beyond my realm of knowledge.
  6. BertandMary
    Not sure, but in 2011 the Fayetteville Council passed an ordinance lowering the number to 4 for chickens. Did that change? I am looking for that answer now, along with bee keeping info

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