In fact, the Huntington town board has voted unanimously to allow urban chickens on residential properties in town.
The town code has the following guidelines:
- no more than eight chickens in an area not visible from surrounding residences and streets (no front-yard urban chickens)
- the coop must be cleaned daily and kept sanitary
- the sole purpose of the chickens must be to supply organic eggs without use of pesticides or fertilizers
- eggs cannot be sold
- NO ROOSTERS
When I can find it, I'll post the exact wording of the town code. I'm a little curious as to what happens to chickens in Huntington after they've out-lived their laying period...