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Williamsville proposal for backyard chickens caps number of fowl, sets rules for coops

Williamsville residents would be allowed to raise up to six chickens on their property under a proposed law being considered by the Village Board.

Residents seeking to build a chicken coop would be subject to 14 conditions, including approval of a special-use permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In addition, coops must be at least 15 feet from any property line and feed must be stored in secure, rodent-proof containers.

The proposed law is modeled on the Town of Amherst's 2013 law allowing chickens. A public hearing on the proposed law is scheduled for June 11 during the Village Board's regular meeting.

The issue was raised in February, when a village resident approached the board expressing an interest in raising chickens.

Williamsville to consider allowing backyard chickens

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