Roosters ARE allowed in Winsted, CT

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by dirk diggler, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler New Egg

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    Hi-

    I recently read in your "Laws & Ordinances" section that Winchester/Winsted did not allow roosters. This is not the case. There is no ordinance regarding chickens, only a zoning regulation. The zoning regulation states that chickens are allowed, but does not specify sex whatsoever. I am a Selectman here in Winsted, and can assure you that there is no law preventing anyone from owning roosters. I know several people, including myself and at least one police officer, who own roosters, and they are perfectly legal. My friend, the police officer, raises 50 every year!

    If someone could please change that info on the site, it would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. buckbye

    buckbye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just adopted 2 little bantam roosters from a 4 y/o boy in Winsted who was very, very sad to lose his pets. From what I understand, a very nasty neighbor was threatening his parents. One of them doesn't even crow!
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Empty threats from neighbors don't stand in the absence of law.

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  4. buckbye

    buckbye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^Agree. Had it been me, I'd have stood my ground.
     

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