New York Chicken Laws

In New York State, the laws and regulations regarding backyard chickens are determined by each municipality, so it is important to check the rules and regulations in your specific area. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:

  • New York City: Backyard chickens are not allowed within the city limits.
  • Roosters are generally not allowed within city limits due to noise complaints.
  • In some areas, a permit may be required to keep backyard chickens.
  • Coops must provide adequate space for chickens to move and roost comfortably and should be kept clean and well-ventilated to prevent disease.
  • Chickens must be kept within an enclosed area or within a coop at all times to prevent them from wandering and causing a nuisance.
  • Chicken feed must be stored in a secure container to prevent rodents and other animals from accessing it.

It is important to note that these are general guidelines and rules may vary depending on your specific municipality. It is always a good idea to check with your local government to ensure that you are following the regulations in your area.

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