State of Michigan Chicken Ordinance


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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.
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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.