Guidance and Recommendations for Connecticut Municipal Zoning Regulations and Ordinances for Livestock

June 2012

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Urban Livestock

This report from the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area offers guidance to Connecticut municipalities in drafting land use regulations related to livestock. It highlights state regulations that address livestock farming, encouraging consistency in local regulatory efforts, and offers recommendations on terminology and livestock farming provisions addressing animal density, setbacks and buffers, and manure management. The report also provides recommendations for regulating youth organizations (e.g., 4-H) and urban backyard keeping of bees, chickens, rabbits, ducks, and goats.