Huntington New York Chicken Ordinance

By Grey Bird Farm · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Grey Bird Farm
    Huntington New York Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowedup to 8
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsnone listed
    City/Organization Contact nameFrank P. Petrone Town Supervisor 631) 351-3030
    Additional InformationTown of Huntington Code Chap 78 Article III 78-19 Chickens: A. It shall be unlawful to cause, permit or allow chickens to be kept in such manner as to constitute a nuisance or to create a hazard to public health or in any manner which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers or tends to annoy, disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of the public. B. Regulations. (1) No person shall keep, maintain, house or possess more than eight (8) chickens on any premises. (2) All pens, coops or houses maintained for the keeping of chickens in all zoning districts shall comply with the setback and side yard requirements set forth at § 198-13(B)(4), pertaining to the keeping of household pets. (3) The pens, coops or houses in which such chickens are kept must be cleaned once each day and maintained in a sanitary condition, free of refuse, debris and any other dirt or excess food, so as not to endanger the public health and safety. (4) Chicken refuse and feed must be stored in metal containers and securely covered with metal covers. (5) There shall be no less than two (2) square feet nor more than five (5) square feet of floor space per chicken in any pen, coop or house in which such chickens are kept. The pen, coop or house shall be large enough to provide adequate access for cleaning and egg collecting. (6) Pens, coops or houses shall be suitably screened from the view of surrounding residences and surrounding streets by a fence or by shrubs, unless said pen, coop or house is located in such a manner as not to be visible from the surrounding residences and streets.
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  1. Izzychicky
    FYI: Coops are considered accessory structures and will require necessary permits. I have just gone through a very painful and expensive process to apply for a permit thanks to a meddling neighbor. Read through the code carefully. I tried to call it a shed which doesn't require a permit under 100 square feet but that did not work.

    78-26 All structures in which pigeons, chickens and ducks are kept are considered accessory structures and shall require all necessary permits.
  2. ilandgrl
    The keeping or raising of dogs, cats, small animals and birds commonly considered to be household pets, including pigeons, chickens and ducks but excluding cattle, roosters, mink, other domestically maintained fowl and exotic animals as provided in § 78-25. Such activity shall be clearly accessory and incidental to the principal residential use, and the breeding, keeping or raising of such animals or pets as a business activity shall not be permitted. No structure, fenced run or other enclosure for the shelter of such animals or pets shall be located within a required front yard nor within twenty-five (25) feet of any side or rear lot line.
    [Amended 2-10-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009; 2-9-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010]

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