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is it true?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Mogli, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    is it true thats there are laws and other stuff when it comes to raising chickens or is it a bunch of bolona all 50 states are aloud to have chickens in there backyard RITE or are the laws for forign countries?
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    I believe each area has it's own laws..................
    It is by counties and cities where I live.
     
  3. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh i live in pennsylvania and i have no clue what the laws or rules are i looked up laws for chickens in PA on google and idk what to look for or what to believe on google idk
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there are laws both allowing and disallowing poultry all over the U.S. Some places let you have them in a backyard, some don't.
     
  5. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    can anyone tell me if theres any major laws or rules when it comes to raising and having chickens in ur backyard in pennsiylvania ? any help would mean alot to me:D
     
  6. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Google the municipal code for your city. That should tell you what you need to know.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:In town our out in the country? You say back yard so sounds like in town, in which case you need to find out what the laws are in your town.

    I wouldn't depend on most of those Google sites, either, but usually you can start with the state government site or city government site and go from there.

    Another way would be to look up your county extension office, most towns have them, and just go or call and ask them.

    Down here even the towns often have no restrictions, but this is Georgia, not Pennsylvania.
     
  8. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thanks alot everyone appreciate it [​IMG]
     
  9. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your town has a dog officer or animal control officer, that is most probably the person to ask. They are usually responsible for sending the state agriculture department an annual census of all the livestock and poultry in their town (it's called a "barn book") so they must know the zoning rules and municipal ordinances.
     

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