farrier! : What if anything do the laws say about chickens? post #25 of https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=207037&p=3 I just received ordinance papers on the Coop building, But nothing to do about the Chickens. YET! I was given a letter by the officer 10 min ago. Came, dropped it off, LEFT! June 29 2009 RE: ordinance Violation This letter is to advise you that your property located at ____ is in violation of _____ township. Ordinance #70 Building permit required for all Construction and Ordinance #144 ____ Township Zoning Ordinance You have until July 6, 2009 to make application for Building Permit For Shed/Chicken coop that you built to the rear of your property. Also the Chickens must be removed from the property by said date. Failure to do so will result in a Citation being filed daily at the office of District Judge ________. this letter shall be your one any only warning. ______ Chief of Police. My husband has it taken care of on the coop/shed thing. No worries on that. But the Chicken ordinance is still being withheld from us. My husband and I will be going to get it tomorrow at 5pm. Apparently we need an appointment. Post #79 dated 3 July: O K they finally got the ordinance in it's entirety to me. And the word poultry or chicken are not even in the document, ANYWHERE! No wonder they did not want me to have this document. They have no leg to stand on what so ever, in their decisions. They will need to prove, I am making money in any way from my babies. Which I am not! It stated Animal Husbandry in the agricultural section. Definition of Animal Husbandry Animal husbandry, also called animal science, stockbreeding or simple husbandry, is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock. It has been practiced for thousands of years, since the first domestication of animals. Which I am not doing neither. And post #3 of this thread: Well yesterday he told me I got a building permit for a storage shed and because I'm not using it for it's intended purpose I need to dismantle it by Sunday evening. Has anyone else noticed that the original citation refers to "Building Permit For Shed/Chicken coop"?