Need help finding chicken regulations

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SweetLilRachy00, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Simpsonville, SC
    I'm wanting to know how many chickens I am allowed to keep on my property. I hear a lot of chit chat about "Oh I can have 2 pigs, 1 cow, 12 chickens etc." but I want to know what *I* can have.

    I'm in South Carolina. Anyone around here know anything about it?

    Any websites I can check out? I did a lot of searching online but can't find much!

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It is usually regulated by local municipalities, as a zoning issue (occasionally under the public health code in cities). Some are online, but the simplest thing is to call your the municipal office of your township or county and ask.

    Mind, if you do not get the answer you want, you might try going down there and seeing if they can SHOW YOU where it says that, or get access to the zoning regs to read up on it yourself, as they're not always right... but if they tell you you will be ok than you prolly will be ok.

    Good luck,

  3. EastBayChickens

    EastBayChickens In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2008
    My town has all of it's municipal code on it's website...took a long time to wade through it all, but I finally discovered I can have 12 hens/no roos and the coop has to stay "clean" at all times.

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