The Legal Side: Help finding county regulations

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fowlweatherfriends, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    Can anyone tell me how to locate online the codes etc. for my local county? I am in a rural area where there are many small family farms. I am interested in finding out the laws/requirements in reference to chicken coop location, amount of chickens, and similar questions.

    What exactly should I be google-ing-using what specific key words? I think it would be a great idea to have a thread titled The Legal Side, or something similar in order to help educate new chicken people and update everyone with the legal aspects of chicken ownership.

    Thanks for any help in advance-I can't seem to use the right words in google to find my local regulations.
  2. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    Try calling your local Animal Control Department, or go to their website. They should know the code regarding chickens. Since you live in a rural area, I don't think you'll have much to worry about-it's the towns that really have the tough codes!
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm sure your town clerk can tell you.

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