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Can someone post the Rhode Island (ordinances) for keeping chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, May 6, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot find the laws anywhere! Can someone post a link or something to the regulations for keeping 3 chickens in RI?
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    What town? Each town has its own ordinances.

    Stacey
     
  3. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    NY
    The ordinances differ from town to town. try searching your towns name along with "zoning regulations"
     
  4. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The town of Coventry RI
     
  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    You have it made in Coventry as far as I know. I think everyone has chickens there!!!! Just call your town office, they will have all the info you need.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    will you get Rhode Island Reds? [​IMG]
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  8. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, no i have black stars, but I if I had a penny every time I was asked that....
     
  9. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I found your laws!!.

    First, in "Zoning Ordinance" useage (http://www.town.coventry.ri.us/zoningregs.pdf)

    It depends on what your neighborhood is zoned as. For residential districts
    RR5
    RR3
    RR2
    R20
    VRC
    VMC
    GB
    I1
    I2
    it looks like you can have 6 chickens on any size lot, 25 feet from property line.

    Farm animals such as cows, goats, horses, and sheep shall require 2 acres, limited to 2 animals, housed at a minimum of 50 feet from the property line. Other farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, and ducks shall be limited to 6 animals, housed at a minimum of 25 feet from any property line.[/b

    ]

    Ony zone "BP" does not allow them. (Planned Business Park zone)

    But in the town's Code of Ordinances "Animals and Fowl" section
    (http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isap...obase=coventry.nfo&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg42)
    they don't say anything about # or setbacks, just this might pertain to roosters:

    (b) The keeping or harboring of any dog or other animal or fowl
    , whether licensed or not, which habitually howls, yelps, barks or causes noises, which habitual howling, yelping, barking or causing noises is affirmed by persons in the neighborhood as provided in Subsection (c) of this section, is unlawful and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. Each day that such condition continues shall constitute a separate offense.


    Hope this helps!!
    Stacey
     
  10. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Good Job SeaChick. Yes, if you live in a neighborhood in Coventry you will have to follow those ordinances most likely. There are so many people there that have chickens and I forget that they still live in the more rural part of the town. I see alot of chickens on the RI craigslist and many are from Coventry. Good Luck to you.
     

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