Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by The Mason Clan, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. The Mason Clan

    The Mason Clan New Egg

    Feb 25, 2012
    We would like to keep chickens for eggs and "gardening" in New London Township/ Southern Chester County PA. And we can't seem to find information about laws in our area. Can anybody help us?
  2. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Each local municipality has different rules and delegated authority. My town has no specific ordinance about chickens. But if there is an issue regarding noise (rooster crowing), smell or unsightliness, nuisance ordinance can be invoked.

    I would suggest checking with the zoning office first and ask for referral to departments that might be responsible. Don't be surprised if there isn't any.
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Your Township only posts the index of ordinances and general disclaimers.

    Section 8. Responsibility for Compilation of Land Use Ordinances. It shall
    be the responsibility of the Secretary of the Township of New London to maintain an
    up-to-date certified copy of the Township of New London Compilation of Land Use
    Ordinances. This copy shall be the official copy of the Township of New London
    Compilation of Land Uses Ordinances and shall be available for public inspection.

    Looks like you have to visit or call the Secretary and look up your zone area and applicable land use ordinances. New London seems to have 4 zones, low, medium. high density residential and commercial zones.

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