Manchester New Hampshire Chicken Ordinance

By owlies, Jan 11, 2012 | | |
  1. owlies
    Manchester New Hampshire Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed1 per acre, additional per 1/4 acre
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsnone
    City/Organization Contact nameManchester / Planning and Community Development Department Phone (603) 624-6450 E-mail: [email protected]
    Additional Information\"8.08 Agriculture and livestock A minimum of one acre shall be required to maintain one animal defined as livestock. For each additional such animal, an additional one quarter acre shall be required\" \"Livestock: Generally accepted outdoor farm animals, such as, but not limited to, cows, goats, horses, sheep and barnyard fowl, and not including cats, dogs and other common house pets.\"
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.manchesternh.gov/website/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jr1j0ZOMfpY=&tabid=1402
    Information Last Updated2011-08-04 23:10:21

    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. sane cat lady
    8.30 The Keeping of Domesticated Chickens (09/14) 1. Purpose. It is the intent of this Section to allow for the keeping of domestic chicken hens in residential areas for the sole use and enjoyment of the residents of the lot on which such animals are kept. It is also the intent of this Section to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents by not allowing chickens of a number and type that would otherwise constitute a nuisance or menace to the public health and safety or cause disturbance of the peace in neighborhoods. Chickens kept as domesticated pets by the residents of a dwelling unit shall be maintained in accordance with all applicable City of Manchester ordinances and regulations, New Hampshire RSA 644:8 Cruelty to Animals, as well as the following provisions: Article 8. Supplementary Regulations for Specific Uses Page 8 - 21 a. Locations Allowed. Domestic chickens are allowed as an accessory use on any lot which is at least one half (1/2) acre in size, is located in the “R-S”, “R-1A”, “R-1B”, “R-2”, “R-SM” and “R-3” zoning districts and which is utilized for residential purposes. b. Number and Type of Chickens Allowed. Up to six (6) chicken hens of any breed may be kept. Roosters are prohibited. c. Limitations. The keeping of chickens shall be for personal use only, and the owner of the property must be a resident of a dwelling unit on the lot where they are kept. No person shall sell eggs or engage in chicken breeding, slaughtering or any commercial activity related to the keeping of the hens. d. Henhouses and Fenced Areas Required. All hens shall be kept within structures and fenced areas and shall not be permitted to roam free nor to be kept or raised within a dwelling. Structures and fenced areas for hens must be located in side or rear yards and must be set back a minimum of twenty (20) feet from property lines. Henhouses and fenced areas must also meet the following standards: (1.) Henhouses and fenced areas must, at all times, adequately contain the hens, provide them with adequate ventilation, be kept in a neat and sanitary condition, and be maintained in a manner that will not disturb the use or enjoyment of neighboring lots due to noise, odor or other adverse impact. The henhouse must provide a minimum of three (3) square feet per hen; and (2.) Henhouses and fenced enclosures shall be no more than six (6) feet in height, be enclosed on all sides, and shall provide adequate protection for the hens from weather and wild or domestic animals; and (3.) The henhouse must be located upon a permeable surface that prevents waste runoff and the materials used in making the henhouse shall be uniform for each element of the structure. The use of scrap material shall be prohibited; and (4.) All chicken feed must be securely stored and protected from the elements; and (5.) All stored manure shall be composted in a fully enclosed structure or container and no more than three (3) cubic feet of composting manure shall be...
  2. Marcaine Art
    I just checked the latest information for Manchester NH because I live there and this is what I found at the city's zoning page.

    8.30 The Keeping of Domesticated Chickens (09/14)
    1. Purpose. It is the intent of this Section to allow for the keeping of domestic chicken
    hens in residential areas for the sole use and enjoyment of the residents of the lot on
    which such animals are kept. It is also the intent of this Section to protect and
    promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents by not allowing chickens of a
    number and type that would otherwise constitute a nuisance or menace to the public
    health and safety or cause disturbance of the peace in neighborhoods.
    Chickens kept as domesticated pets by the residents of a dwelling unit shall be
    maintained in accordance with all applicable City of Manchester ordinances and
    regulations, New Hampshire RSA 644:8 Cruelty to Animals, as well as the following
    provisions:
    a. Locations Allowed. Domestic chickens are allowed as an accessory use on any
    lot which is at least one half (1/2) acre in size, is located in the “R-S”, “R-1A”,
    “R-1B”, “R-2”, “R-SM” and “R-3” zoning districts and which is utilized for
    residential purposes.
    b. Number and Type of Chickens Allowed. Up to six (6) chicken hens of any
    breed may be kept. Roosters are prohibited.
    c. Limitations. The keeping of chickens shall be for personal use only, and the
    owner of the property must be a resident of a dwelling unit on the lot where they
    are kept. No person shall sell eggs or engage in chicken breeding, slaughtering or
    any commercial activity related to the keeping of the hens.
    d. Henhouses and Fenced Areas Required. All hens shall be kept within
    structures and fenced areas and shall not be permitted to roam free nor to be kept
    or raised within a dwelling. Structures and fenced areas for hens must be located
    in side or rear yards and must be set back a minimum of twenty (20) feet from
    property lines. Henhouses and fenced areas must also meet the following
    standards:
    (1.) Henhouses and fenced areas must, at all times, adequately contain the hens,
    provide them with adequate ventilation, be kept in a neat and sanitary condition, and be maintained in a manner that will not disturb the use or enjoyment of neighboring lots due to noise, odor or other adverse impact. The henhouse must provide a minimum of three (3) square feet per hen; and (2.) Henhouses and fenced enclosures shall be no more than six (6) feet in height, be enclosed on all sides, and shall provide adequate protection forthe hens from weather and wild or domestic animals; and (3.) The henhouse must be located upon a permeable surface that prevents waste runoff and the materials used in making the henhouse shall be uniform for each element of the structure. The use of scrap material shall be prohibited; and (4.) All chicken feed must be securely stored and protected from the elements; and (5.) All stored manure shall be...

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