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Chicken keeping in West Monroe, LA?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by candakat, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. candakat

    candakat In the Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    I know that the city code for Monroe proper says no backyard chickens, but what about West Monroe? I've looked thru the ordinances and it seems vague. Any insights? Thank you!

  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Sec. 8-3006. - Keeping within the city limits.

    No person shall establish or maintain any animal pen, stable, barnyard, rabbit hutch, chicken house or other place for the raising or breeding of livestock as defined in section 12-5006, except as provided in section 12-5017 or 12-5018.

    It looks like it depends on your zoning.
  3. RAllen16

    RAllen16 In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2017
    Louisiana, USA
    I live 4 blocks from the police station (and on one of the busiest streets) and they drive by. Never had an issue. My neighbor has 8-10 hens and i have 4. The only time I've ever heard anything is when I accidently had a rooster. While I was waiting to confirm it was a HE it started crowing. The officer told me i needed to get rid of him before they were called out (he was just driving by) and i did. Didn't say anything about my hens. As far as i can tell they really could care less unless they have to be called out. My neighbors know I have them and I've told them if there is an issue please talk to me before the law. I keep the smell down and my girls are very quiet and to themselves unless laying an egg. I see a lot of people getting chickens around here and no one knows. I give my neighbor who for chickens, because I had them, advice on how to raise them. Everyone who sees my coop and hens is so fascinated and wants to look at them.

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