Can my brother-in law have chickens in East Straudsburg, PA?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by kmdsparrow, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother in law came and visited us here in New York City and loves our chickens. He would like to have his own, but he doesn't know if he can have them in East
    Straudsburg, PA. Does anyone know the laws there? I did a search and can't find anything out.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    hold on...I found the municpal code.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes. He will need to check and make sure his ZONING allows for the ownership of chickens. However, here is where the code says it is ok:

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    Poultry and rabbits are the only livestock permitted in the Borough of East Stroudsburg. These may be owned and raised for personal consumption only. No retail use of livestock is permitted. No livestock will be allowed if, in the opinion of the Borough Zoning Officer or Borough Health Officer, it is not being kept in a safe and healthy manner. All hoofed animals (cows, horses, goats, etc.) may be kept on parcels greater than one acre, at a ratio of two per acre.
     

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