New Castle Delaware Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsZoning, sanitation, noise ordinance restrictions apply.
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Additional InformationSec. 4.02.004. Prohibited animals in certain residential areas. A. It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant or other person in control of a property to raise, breed, keep, shelter or harbor any cattle, poultry, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, waterfowl, guinea hens, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, quail, doves, llamas, raccoons, muskrats, nondomesticated mammals, game fowl, pigeons, pheasants, peacocks, foxes, minks, exotic animals, wild animals, game animals and other like animals on a parcel of land which is less than one (1) acre in total area and located in any residentially zoned district, a diversified planned unit development or an MM zoned district. B. This Section shall not apply to the keeping, sheltering or harboring of animals in connection with bona fide educational programs run or overseen by a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school or a college or university or the Delaware Cooperative Extension Education Program, the 4-H or the Newark Pigeon Club, Wilmington Homing Club or Delmarva Pigeon Club. Participation in the educational programs or pigeon clubs listed shall constitute an affirmative defense. C. This Section shall not apply to the keeping, sheltering or harboring of horses. D. Any person convicted of a violation of this Section shall be subject to punishment as provided in Section 1.01.009 of this Code. d. Animals. Owning, possessing, harboring or controlling any animal or bird which causes a noise disturbance by barking, baying, crying, squawking or by making any other noise continuously or incessantly for a period of ten (10) minutes or which makes such noises intermittently for one-half ( 1/2) hour or more; provided, however, that at the time the animal or bird is making such noise no person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property in or upon which the animal or bird is situated or that no person other than the owner, controller or possessor of the animal was teasing or provoking the animal or bird at the time it made such noise. For purposes of this Section the term \"animals and birds\" shall not include livestock or poultry which are raised or kept as part of a farm operation which is actively devoted to the production for sale of plants and animals useful to people.
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