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Warren Michigan Chicken Ordinance

By lmikulski, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Oct 11, 2012 | |
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    State of Michigan Chicken Ordinance


    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedAs many as you have space for, according to GAAMPS.
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsRefer to GAAMPS. Basically, don't hurt your birds with their housing.
    City/Organization Contact name
    City of Warren - Directory
    http://www.cityofwarren.org/index.php/telephone-directory
    Additional Information
    No matter what part of Michigan you live in, you ARE allowed to keep chickens (or any farm animal at all, for that matter). Don't let your city tell you otherwise. State law supersedes city law. If you're asked to relocate your chickens, print out the pages from the links below and fight it. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the farmer time and time again in circumstances like this. Chances are, if you know what you're talking about, they won't hassle you anymore; just make sure you're adhering to the GAAMPS (not difficult).
    Link for more Information
    Right to Farm Act
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/RTF_ACT-93-of-1981_379049_7.pdf

    GAAMPS - Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/2012_FINAL_ANIMAL_CARE_GAAMP_378553_7.pdf
    Information Last Updated
    Right to Farm Act
    History: 1981, Act 93, Imd. Eff. July 11, 1981;Am. 1995, Act 94, Eff. Sept. 30, 1995.

    GAAMPS
    Updated yearly. Last updated January 2012.


    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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