Hello, I live in Hardyston twp, NJ which pretty much semi-rural, there are lots of forest. Anyway, my zoning department told there were no chickens allowed, but despite this I went ahead and got some chicks. The zoning officer directed me to the below code, that he says does not allow chickens. Agricultural uses. Farms, including customary farm occupations and lands which qualify as farmlands, as defined herein, shall be subject to the following regulations: A. Buildings utilized for horticulture, nurseries, greenhouses and for the growing, raising, harvesting and sale of agricultural crops or for any other farm use shall be not less than 100 feet from any side or rear lot line, except that residential buildings may be constructed and located in conformity with the standards for residences within those districts in which they are located. B. No pigs, poultry or fowl shall be permitted except where incidental to the major agricultural activity. I am thinking the loophole is that this code addresses Farms and not necessarily residential properties. I am just having the chicken for my personal use. Also, on the "customary farm occupatons", I say that if they use this, they would have to also banned people from growing tomatoes, and vegetables in a home garden as these activities can be seen as a customary farm occupations. And lastly, line B, where it says no pigs, poultry or fowl shall be permitted except where incidental to the major agricultural activity. I say these sections is only pertinent to farm, which it states in the opeing paragraph. So if my property is not a farm, then this ordinance does not apply to me. What do you guys think.. What is your interpretation Thanks.