A Chicken in Every Lot?

Many people are now keeping small numbers of poultry (chickens, hens, ducks, turkeys and geese) for their own domestic use. While the intentions of the owners of backyard coops are generally good, many communities are “crying fowl” at issues that may affect their neighborhoods from increased noise and odor, to improper care and abuse of the birds, to the potential for avian disease. A number of General Code clients are dealing with similar issues and many have enacted legislation that takes into account community concerns and compliance with state and federal regulations. Here are some examples of their Codes that you can view in eCode360®:

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