Can You Have Chickens In Your Yard In Clayton, NC
Johnston County has no apparent restrictions on keeping chickens. However each municipality and each subdivision has their own ordinances or covenants. These along with HOA guidelines may or may not restrict the keeping of chickens in your backyard. The ordinances change from time to time and it’s possible that if enough people call for a change to allow backyard chickens in town that could happen. The best thing to do is to contact the town or county you live in and ask them for the latest ordinances. It is likely that if the ordinances do allow keeping chickens there are probably restrictions on the number of hens and most don’t allow roosters.
Local Town Ordinances For Keeping Chickens
- 91.05 KEEPING OF LIVESTOCK, FOWL AND NON-DOMESTICATED ANIMALS PROHIBITED.
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any livestock in the town. This prohibition shall not apply to horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, or any domestic fowl on any premises in the town where the premises have previously been used for the keeping of livestock. If the premises have previously been used for livestock keeping, it shall be unlawful to keep any livestock on the premises if for any period of 30 consecutive days no livestock is kept on the premises.
Livestock and domestic fowl prohibited. Livestock and domestic fowl of all descriptions are prohibited in any area of the town except those areas zoned for agricultural purposes by the zoning ordinances.
Livestock and domestic fowl of all descriptions except backyard hens (chickens only) are hereby prohibited in any area of the town except those areas zoned for agricultural purposes by the zoning ordinance.
Garner has a whole section about keeping backyard chickens in the town limits you can find it here. Garner Ordinances Animals & Fowl
If you live in a subdivision or development even if the county allows backyard chickens the covenants for your subdivision may prohibit you from keeping chickens.
You can buy chicks in Clayton, NC one store that sells them is Hudson’s Hardware at 77 Amelia Church Rd, Clayton, NC 27520 phone number is (919) 553-3030. In fact why don’t we just stop reading and check out the chicks!
Baby Chicks For Sale In Clayton, NC
There are many neighborhoods in Clayton, NC and they all have a set of covenants. These covenants that tell you what’s allowed and whats not. Depending on the size and age they may have very basic covenants, minimum square footage of homes, exterior finish, etc.
Want Fresh Eggs…Make Sure You’re Allowed
Covenants for neighborhoods in Johnston County are recorded with the Register of Deeds and they can be accessed online. If you are buying a home in Johnston County it is your business to get a copy and read them. Ask your real estate agent to provide you with a copy. Read them to find out what you can’t do…but also to find out what your neighbors can do.
Finding A Neighborhood In Clayton, NC That Allows Chickens
Unfortunately most subdivisions these days have restrictions on keeping backyard chickens, even those in the heart of the country. There are some that allow you to keep chickens you just have to do your homework.
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