COOP (Chicken Owners Outside Philadelphia)
COOP (Chicken Owners Outside Philadelphia)

Borough of West Chester, PA

Chapter 37

ARTICLE I Keeping of Poultry and Hogs (§ 37-1 — § 37-3)

§ 37-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this Article is to prevent nuisances arising from malodors, noises and health hazards caused by the presence of poultry or hogs or by the slaughter of poultry or hogs within the Borough of West Chester.

§ 37-2 Keeping and slaughtering prohibited; exception.

  1. On and after the effective date hereof, no poultry or hogs shall be kept or slaughtered on any property located in the Borough of West Chester.
  2. Licensed operators for commercial purposes shall be exempted.

§ 37-3 Notice of removal; time limit; continued violation.

  1. If any police officer or housing official of the Borough of West Chester learns of a violation of this Article, he shall forthwith give notice of the violation to the person or persons, including partnerships, corporations or other similar entities, keeping the poultry or hogs to remove the poultry or hogs within 72 hours or face prosecution hereunder.
  2. Each day or part thereof that poultry or hogs remain on the concerned property after the seventh day subsequent to the giving of notice shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter.