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Casper, Wyo., Code § 6.04.270 (September 9, 2017)
Brief Summary
This law allows for up to six (6) chicken hens to be kept as an accessory use for single-family residential dwelling/structures and provides regulations for the same. Among other things, issues addressed include: coop standards, coop access, cleaning and maintenance, handling of chicken waste (litter), general prohibitions on roosters and "hybrid" chickens, and confinement from wild ducks and geese.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Wyoming
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Casper
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6.04.010.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Penalities are specified outside of this title. See § 6.04.360 (B) ("Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1.28 of the Casper Municipal Code...").
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Casper, Wyoming - Code of Ordinances, Title 6 - ANIMALS, Chapter 6.04 - ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL, 6.04.270 - Chicken hens—Enclosure and other limitations. History: Ord. 3-89 § 3, 1989: Ord. 21-84 § 15, 1984; Ord. No. 19-15, § 3, 8-18-2015.