- Sep 5, 2010
I have a couple of 7 week old hens in a cute chicken ark in my backyard. Before getting the chickens I read the township ordinances and in the animal chapter chickens were allowed with as long they are 25 feet from property lines and I saw no exclusions in our zoning. Well, I got a letter from the township that says chicken are not a permitted use in our medium density zoning. After numerous conversations with the zoning officer, he admitted that it is very vague and confusing. I have decided to take this to the planning board to hopefully make chickens a permitted use. The zoning officer was also going to talk to the planning people. So I am looking for people with chickens in Susquehanna Township to help me get them truly legal. For the time being, until this is clarified I at least don't have to get rid of the chicks.