According to Delaware state law, there are regulations on keeping backyard chickens that must be followed. Here are the key points:
- The maximum number of chickens allowed varies by jurisdiction, so it is important to check with your local zoning board.
- Roosters are generally not allowed, as they can create noise disturbances for neighbors.
- Chickens must be kept in a secure coop or enclosure to prevent escape and to protect them from predators.
- Coops and enclosures must be kept clean to prevent odors and attract rodents.
- Chickens must have access to clean water and adequate food.
- Manure must be composted or disposed of properly.
- Chickens cannot be kept in areas zoned exclusively for residential use.
- It is important to follow any additional regulations or restrictions set by your local jurisdiction.
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