York County, PA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Michelle Guynn, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Michelle Guynn

    Michelle Guynn Songster

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    Would it be safe to say that if your property is zoned rural or you are on at least 2 acres it’s safe to have roosters? I’m moving there in less than a yr and don’t want any problems having roosters.

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  2. Doublete

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    I checked with my township. My particular home is zoned agricultural so I can have any manner of animals (I have 14 acres and particularly needed to know how many horses I could keep so my realtor had to contact the township several times and we asked about building sheds/run ins which would also apply to coops, etc).
    But I am also York county. I googled my township bylaws and went through their ordinances.
     
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    I wouldn't assume anything. Best to check with the town or county's ordinances. If you're zoned agricultural, I would say that's far more likely to be ok, but zoned rural isn't necessarily enough.
     
  4. Doublete

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    Oh I also made sure the township sent me via email the actual ordinance he was quoting stating I could keep or build what I needed. So I had proof down the road.
    But that’s certainly something you can put on your realtor as a necessity.
     
  5. Haleybo

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    Which municipality in York County?
     
  6. Michelle Guynn

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    Not sure yet. Thinking Dover or Dillsburg area. We want at least 2 acres.
     

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