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Long Island Ny Laws On Chickens????

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by chickie<3, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    Anyone on here know if we r allowed to have chickens in nassau county...town of oyster bay?? Or where could i find out online
  2. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    chickie<3 :

    Anyone on here know if we r allowed to have chickens in nassau county...town of oyster bay?? Or where could i find out online

    I'm in Freeport. That's on the south shore of Long Island, in Nassau County. I've had two hens since July of 2009. I went to the local public library and asked the reference librarian for the Freeport Village code books showing all the ordinances for the Incorporated Village of Freeport. That's where I found out that each Freeport household is allowed to keep two female chickens. No fees, no permits, no wordage concerning size of land or coop location, etc. So I suggest going to your local public library. Worked for me.
    Good luck. Chicken-keeping is such fun!
  3. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    thanks im in massapequa ..not to far from you...according to the town of oyster bay...no livestock allowed...whatever
  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    Savannah, NY
    actually.. i just spent some time at the oyster bay website. this was updated in may.. so id say its current

    "5.5.16Keeping of farm animals. No building, structure or premises shall be erected, altered or used in any residence district for the housing or harboring of pigeons, fowl, swine, goats, horses, rabbits, foxes, mink and bees, except when authorized by special use permit from the Board of Appeals. No accessory building or structure or part thereof used for the housing of such farm animals shall be located less than 50 feet from any lot line"


    maybe there is hope?
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Apply for a special use permit.
  6. nyice

    nyice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    LI, New York
    I just got a summons, and was told by Code Enforcement they have to be gone by next week.
    All from an @#*** neighbor who has a vendetta against us from a tree issue from the beginning of the year.
  7. Ladyehawke30

    Ladyehawke30 New Egg

    Jun 20, 2012
    Each town may have their own rules depending on acreage and population. The village of Laurel Hollow in the town of Oyster Bay allows chickens.
  8. Paul3874

    Paul3874 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    5.5.16 does not seem to apply. no printed mention of "chicken". Years ago we all had them, I now live ( if you could call it that ) in Texas. Lived first 21 in Malverne - Drake st. and Mastic Beach ( summers ) Love L.I. Paul
  9. chad4charlie

    chad4charlie New Egg

    Apr 24, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    I contacted TOB via their website and about a week later the Town Inspector called me back and cited the same 5.5.16. The code specifically mentions fowl, which is all sorts of birds specifically kept for their eggs or flesh. I asked him about the special zoning permit, but the same code restricts any sort of structure from being less than 50 ft from any lot line. The issue there is that most of these lots are 100 ft wide at best.

    I'm not sure how the person above in a village within TOB is getting around that. I'm currently looking into ways to amend the legislation. Even Brooklyn allows two hens in yards.
  10. Mommypad

    Mommypad Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2012
    5.5.16 seems to refer to the construction of a " building or structure".... It does not specifically say you cannot have chickens...so does that mean you can have chickens but not an outdoor shelter ie.coop?....can they be kept in your garage at night and roam free on your property during the day?...

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