HELP In Maryland

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by lo21212, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. lo21212

    lo21212 New Egg

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    My wife and I live in Baltimore County in Maryland and we want to have two chickens. We have been searching the maryland and baltimore county government websites to see if there are any regulations but have had no luck. Does anyone know or have any idea where we could find some info?

    Thanks a bunch!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I follow this rule - if you don't know the rule and can't find the rule, there may not be a rule. LOL

    But seriously -

    Code of Baltimore County MD

    BALTIMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS 1998 Edition Updated 08-25-2007, v18.2
    THE REGULATIONS
    ARTICLE 1, GENERAL PROVISIONS
    Section 100, Zones and Districts; Boundaries [BCZR 1955]



    Fowl or Poultry:

    Chickens, ducks, turkeys,No numerical limit,
    geese provided that a nuisance
    is not created or allowed
    to exist on the property
    *Sucklings and weanlings under 12 months of age will not be counted. EN

    I hope this helps.​
     
  3. lo21212

    lo21212 New Egg

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    It seems so crazy that it seems like you need an acre of property for chickens yet no limitation within baltimore city!!
     
  4. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in baltimore county two and raise about 30 something chickens if you need any roosters i'll hook you up have about 8 roosters write back
     
  5. lo21212

    lo21212 New Egg

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    We we are going to challenge to code! Fight the Man! We are going get a hearing with the zoning board board to see about an execption. Will try to keep you posted. Any advice is welcome!!
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably will not be allowed roos, but if you just want for entertainment, and eggs hens will do.
     
  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it say something about needing an acre?? I must be missing something....
     
  8. lo21212

    lo21212 New Egg

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    Yes it does, it looks weird on the page but it does and we got confirmation talking to someone from zone enforcement.
     
  9. ChrisnBmore

    ChrisnBmore New Egg

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    Has there been any movement on that ridiculous acre requirement in Baltimore County?
     

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