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West Pottsgrove, PA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by MuddyBootsPA, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. MuddyBootsPA

    MuddyBootsPA Out Of The Brooder

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    New to the boards!

    We recently moved into the area & are looking forward to starting our own homestead. We would like to keep a handful of hens (3-4) & are looking at what the zoning laws are for our area. I have read the ordinances for our zone & it does exclude livestock but does not specify. The neighbors behind us used to own chickens & there are also 3 free range roosters that roam around our development. We have two extended acres (a lot of woods) & .5 acre that we will be "farming". Any info would be appreciated. We are in West Pottsgrove Twp, PA.

    Thanks in advance.
    - Muddy :)
     
  2. carmelchickie

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    I also live in west Pottsgrove Pa and when I called the township was told I could not have chickens on my property (hence why we are now in the process of moving.) However I do know the amount of acreage can be a deciding factor so I would call the township and ask about your specific property. Hopefully it works out for you! Especially since it doesn't sound like you plan on moving soon!
     
  3. MuddyBootsPA

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    Thanks for replying!
     
  4. carmelchickie

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    No problems hope it works out!
     
  5. MuddyBootsPA

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    Hey Carmelchickie,

    Check the zoning in your area again. R1 zoning is approved for Agriculture, so if you are in R1 you are good for livestock. R2 & R3 zoning are no-gos. :-(
     
  6. carmelchickie

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    I forgot which zone I am in but when I called they told me no :( No worries though since I am in the process of selling my current home and moving to Lancaster. I also want a mini jersey cow and would have the room for her on my current property now anyways. Its just way to small lol I am really glad it worked out for you though! When are you planning on getting your chickens!?!
     

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