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Raising Chickens Is Now Legal In Sag Harbor

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Although many people probably assumed that it already was legal, the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees voted last night and made it official: Residents can now keep six chickens per 20,000-sq-ft of lot area (about .46 acres), up to a maximum of 18 birds. The chickens can only be for personal use (the sale of any poultry products, including eggs, is still prohibited).

But don't rush out and get chickens just yet. Residents will still need to apply for a permit and make sure any coops on their properties conform to zoning rules (you know how Sag Harbor gets about that sort of thing).

· Chickens Are Legal in Sag Harbor [Sag Harbor Express]