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Chicken and bunny
The Planning & Zoning Division of the Community Development Department is surveying the public to gather feedback on proposed amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC), under Section 2.4.7, Animals and Fowl.  The proposed amendments would allow the raising of six (6) chickens or six (6) rabbits or a combination of six (6) in residential areas with specific conditions.

Currently, chickens are not allowed, except by a Special Use Permit (SUP). The Farmington Unified Development Code requires a SUP for the keeping of animals and fowl (including chickens and rabbits).  The SUP is a process that must be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by the City Council.  This process can take up to 45 days and can be costly.

Based on recent interest from some residents regarding the keeping of chickens/rabbits inside the City limits, this issue is currently being studied. By taking the online survey, City Council and staff can better gauge the level of community interest and other details on this subject. The information compiled from this survey will be shared with the City Council.

* 1. Do you live in the city limits of Farmington, NM?

* 2. If you answered "NO" above, do you live in San Juan County, NM?

* 3. Do you think citizens should be allowed to keep chickens (laying hens) and rabbits within the city limits of Farmington under certain guidelines?

* 4. Why do you think chickens/rabbits SHOULD be allowed within the City limits? (check all that apply)

* 5. Why do you think chickens/rabbits SHOULD NOT be allowed within the City limits? (check all that apply)

* 6. If guidelines are written to allow chickens/rabbits, what restrictions do you think are important to consider? (check all that apply)

* 7. What is the maximum number of chickens/rabbits that should be allowed per property?

* 8. Have you ever kept chickens/rabbits or known anyone in an urban area that has kept chickens for the purpose of urban farming?

* 9. If yes, please describe any of your positive or negative experiences with urban chickens/rabbits.

* 10. Should people wishing to keep chickens have to apply for a special use permit so the conditions can be monitored?

* 11. If you live in the city of Farmington, NM, do you reside in a subdivision?

* 12. Name of Subdivision:

* 13. Zip Code (Optional):

* 14. Address (Optional):

* 15. Additional comments (Optional)

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