Neenah Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Neenah Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed4
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop Restrictionsnone yet, other than cleanliness
    City/Organization Contact name[email protected]
    Additional InformationThis is the email that i received from Sustainable Neenah, they contacted me to answer questions and show off chickens at the local farmers market. I asked for a copy of the ordnance so I do not give out info the is wrong. I\\\'m going to try to \\\'help\\\' them with the wording and update this ordinance. Our codes (below) are old and poorly worded. We have disagreement in house on what it says. I maintain it allows 4 chickens per coop. But does not say how many coops each property can have. Others say its meant to limit it to 4 chickens per property period in spite of the language. It also says no slaughtering. I don\\\'t like that either as I and many residents butcher deer in our garages every year. Anyway I am going to have to work on clarifying the language soon so I may ask your advice on that also. Thanks for getting back to me and I\\\'ll let you know more about the Farm Market after our next Sustainable Committee meeting. Brian ps The Mad City movie is awesome. I taped it off of PBS a while back and have been borrowing it around. If I ever get it back you can check it out. Its what got me all fired up to promote the idea and rewrite our codes. Sec. 3-3. Keeping of fowls. (a) No person shall keep or harbor any chickens, doves or other fowl or build, erect or maintain and use any chicken coop or yard, dove cote or other building or yard to keep or house any chickens, doves or other fowl anywhere within the City without registering the name and address of the owner and the approximate number of chickens, doves or other fowl to be kept by such owner at the office of the Health Officer. (b) All chicken coops and yards, dove cotes and other buildings or yards wherein any domestic animals are contained shall be kept in a clean, sanitary condition and free from all objectionable odors and shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the Health Officer. Approval shall be given upon a showing that such facilities are clean, in sanitary condition and free from all objectionable odors. (c) Chicken coops permitted under this section shall be limited to the keeping of up to four chickens, and shall be subject to the following conditions: (1) The principal use of the property where a chicken coop may be permitted is limited to single-family dwellings. (2) No person shall keep any rooster. (3) No person shall slaughter any chickens. (4) The chickens shall be provided with a covered enclosure and must be kept in the covered enclosure or a fenced enclosure at all times. (5) No enclosure shall be located closer than 25 feet to any residential structure on an adjacent lot.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library6.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13865&doc_action=whatsnew
    Information Last Updated2010-03-18 00:00:00

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