At Odds with Township in Michigan

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by frjeff, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. frjeff

    frjeff In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2011
    Northern Michigan
    Have just under an acre with significant distance between any neighbors.
    Zoned residential - single family.
    Township is AuSable (Oscoda, MI)

    Was hoping to have 4-6 hens for laying in order to provide our egg needs and sell some for profit.

    However, Township Supervisor tells me that local twp. ordinances prohibit me from such activity because they forbid all "livestock" and consider chickens to be "livestock."

    What a joke!

    What can I do to get this changed or change their mind?

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    As long as you have commercial intent (selling the eggs), you are protected by your state's Right to Farm Act. There is an extensive thread on this, already. I suggest reading it in its entirety [​IMG]
  3. jason_boivin

    jason_boivin In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2010
    Newport News, VA
    Quote:Meaning put out a sign "Eggs for sale. $20.00 a dozen." Dont have to sell just have the intention of it. and the right to farm act will cover you.
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Please don't forget that you must also adhere to the GAAMPS to be protected.

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