POMPTON LAKES, N.J. – After receiving complaints about a stinky pig, wandering free-range chickens, and a horse on property considered too small, Pompton Lakes officials are attempting to revise the township’s farm animal regulations, NorthJersey.com reports.
An ordinance to tighten regulations was introduced last week, and is expected to be adopted on May 10, the story says.
The ordinance calls for regulations such as: at least 5 acres of land for a horse or other domesticated hooved animal; a lot size of at least 50 feet by 100 feet for domesticated poultry and fowl; and poultry and foul to be fenced or penned, according to the article.
“People were letting chickens run across the highway, across front yards, climbing all over the place. That's not fair to all the residents. The problem is we have small properties here,” Pompton Lakes Mayor Michael Serra told NorthJersey.com.