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Wilmington North Carolina Chicken Ordinance

By Coopa Cabana, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Coopa Cabana
    Wilmington North Carolina Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions10 square feet per fowl
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Wilmington Code enforcement Micheal Allen Senior Code enforcement officer 910.341.3229 [email protected]
    Additional InformationSec. 6-2. Domestic fowl. (a) It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any chicken or tame or domestic fowl of whatever description to permit such an animal to be or run at large within the City. (b) No person shall keep or maintain domestic fowl in the City unless the fowl will be on a tract of land or maintained as follows: (1) The tract shall consist of at least twenty thousand (20,000) square feet under single ownership or control; (2) Such fowl must be contained in a secure fenced enclosure at all times; (3) The enclosure shall have a minimum of ten square feet of area for each fowl; (4) No enclosure shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard (as defined by the zoning ordinance), within twenty-five (25) feet of any property line or within one hundred (100) feet of another residence; (5) The enclosure shall be kept clean, sanitary and free from accumulations of excrement and objectionable odor; and (6) No more than twenty (20) such fowl shall be kept or maintained per acre. The number of fowl shall be proportionate to the acreage. There will be no discounting for chicks or other young fowl. (c) A violation of any provision of this section is hereby declared to be dangerous and prejudicial to the public health or safety and to constitute a public nuisance. Such nuisances shall be abated as set forth in Article II of Chapter 10 of the Wilmington City Code.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=14101&doc_action=whatsnew
    Information Last Updated2010-04-20 18:52:45

    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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