Chickens considered foul in Amherst

Aug 18, 2012

The Amherst Planning Board has cried foul on fowl.

The Board voted 5 to 1 against permitting residents to make a request to the Town Board for allowing chickens to be raised at family homes. The Town Board could still review the ordinance that would allow for up to six chickens to be raised by homeowners. A permit would be required for housing the birds.

Currently, zoning laws prohibit having chickens at most residences.