Chickens in Mystic CT...

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by lobsterchicken, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. lobsterchicken

    lobsterchicken New Egg

    Sep 24, 2011
    Does anybody know what zoning says a bout keeping chickens in Mystic CT (on the Groton side)? Zoning hasn't called back...
  2. mommahen64

    mommahen64 Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Hi, try your animal control officer. They will know the local laws. I found out the hard way a couple of weeks ago that roosters are a no-no. Luckily I got to rehome them. Anyway, our animal control guy recommended calling anytime there was a question. Hope that helps!!
  3. Chickiepoo23

    Chickiepoo23 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hello there LobsterChicken,

    Also a Mystic resident and I know the answer for if you live on the Groton side of Mystic. After speaking with both the lovely Zoning and Animal Control, I can now answer that question. In the Town of Groton, we are allowed to have chickens IF we have 5 acres of land and the coop isn't within 100 ft of any neighboring property lines. There are no restrictions on flock size and no ban on roosters. However, if we lived in the City of Groton there are no restrictions. Strange, no?

    I hope that helps!
  4. nh104

    nh104 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    New Haven, CT
    5 acres seems like a bureaucratic way to limit the amount of people who have chickens without actually saying no.
  5. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2011
    North Branford, CT
    Yeah idk why most citys in CT ban chickens... Thank god I live in a small town, here we have no limit on chickens or roosters I could have 50 roosters growing in the morning and animal patrol cant do anything if I wanted to..

    Anyways Mystic is very beautiful place!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
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  6. KingBardRock

    KingBardRock Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2012
    I live in Lebanon and there are no bans on chickens there either. I know that if your neighbors do not like them then they can make trouble for you no matter where you live.
  7. Murp6263

    Murp6263 New Egg

    Jun 14, 2012
    5 acres! How much trouble could I get into if I only have an acre and a third?

    I live on nice quiet cul-de-sac and already have the blessing of my neighbors.

    Sounds like it is time for a Backyard Chicken Revolution!

    Power to the Chicken Tenders!
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  8. lynzie

    lynzie New Egg

    Feb 19, 2012
    Hi! Im also in Mystic (Groton side) and am not living on 5 acres…I too agree it is a stinking bureaucratic way of keeping chicken rearers out of our Town, unbelievable! Wanna start a revolution and get these ordinances changed? I'm in! The only reason there are no restrictions in Groton City is because most of the snooty nosed rich people don't live there, and thats where there's a bunch of public housing, so nobody with a powerful voice cares. Is it such a big secret that Mystic is home to a handful of sizable trailer parks? So why the discrimination!? And don't even get me started on industrialized factory food products (cuz you really can't call any of it food) ugh!
  9. NEChickenNoob

    NEChickenNoob Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2014
    SE Connecticut
    Just an FYI. I have heard from a friend that there is a push to get them legalized soon. I am in a town over and have 7 acres so I am not in any violations. I hope you guys get your zoning regs changed. I know several people personally that would like to see that and many more that don't want chickens but like the idea of people having them. Good Luck!

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