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Should the Town modify its animal regulations to allow for backyard chickens?

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How many chickens should be allowed per property?

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What should the setback regulations be for the chicken coop from the neighboring property line?

Response Percent Response Count
Same setback as other accessory buildings (10' from property line) 65.6% 40
Same setback regulations as main residence 34.4% 21

Should the Town establish regulations to require regular maintenance of the chicken coop?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 61.3% 38
No 38.7% 24

Are there any other regulations the Town should consider for the keeping of chickens on residential properties?

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March 16, 2016, 8:36 AM
  • How many chickens should be allowed per property?
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  • What should the setback regulations be for the chicken coop from the neighboring property line?
    • Same setback regulations as main residence
  • Should the Town establish regulations to require regular maintenance of the chicken coop?
    • Yes
  • Are there any other regulations the Town should consider for the keeping of chickens on residential properties?

    Chickens can be extremely noisy and will disrupt the peace. If allowed, permit and/or license requirements should be applied in order to generate fees that help cover town's costs (e.g. code enforcement).

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