Fishers Indiana Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredYes
Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply.
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Additional Information5 sq ft per hen for farms/agricultural. Need permits for residencial hens. FARM. A tract of land comprising an area which is devoted to agricultural operations, such as forestry, the growing of crops, pasturage, the production of livestock and poultry, the growing of trees, shrubs and plants, and other recognized agricultural pursuits and including accessory buildings essential to the operation of the farm. Accessory buildings may include barns, equipment and animal sheds, farm residences for the owner, operator or farm assistants, roadside sales structure for the sale of products of the farm, and signs displaying subject matter directly related to the name of the products of the particular farm, but not including industrial or commercial operations or structures. FEED LOT, CONFINEMENT FEEDING. Any operation involving the production of livestock, fowl or related operations, indoors or outdoors, wherein more than 50 head of livestock or 1,000 fowl are kept within buildings or structures or in paved or unpaved feed lots, wherein five square feet or less of feed lot area is provided per laying hen, or eight square feet or less per hog weighing 225 pounds or less, or 15 square feet or less per sheep, or 50 square feet or less per sow, or 50 square feet or less per feeder steer, or 100 square feet or less per dairy cow, provided that this definition shall not apply to operations involved with the processing of products of feed lot operations. (C) Keep any livestock on any property having a lot size less than one acre, provided, however, that the Town Council may, at its discretion, grant a conditional variance from the provision if it finds that surrounding properties would not be adversely affected or that an unreasonable hardship would not result by virtue of disruption of an existing use of the property at the same time this provision first becomes applicable thereto.
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Information Last Updated2010-04-26 11:36:38

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