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Hi everyone,

We have 6 hens on a little over half an acre in a town that doesn't allow them. We consider them pets, the town doesnt. Here you need 3 acres for chickens,2 for horses, yet can have up to 3 dogs on any size lot. Utter nonsense. They haven't called us on it yet, but I noticed my grumpy neighbor snooping at them yesterday. I'd like to begin the process of seeing if we can get the law changed, but I have no idea how to start. That's why I joined this forum- I'll be headed over to the towns and ordinances folder to do research. I e-mailed my town Supervisor today to express interest in discussing the matter at a town meeting. I might be shooting myself in the foot by putting me and my chicken outlaws on his radar... But hopefully things work out.
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us! Best of luck with changing the ordinance! Do start a thread here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them

 

You'll get some advice there from others that have done this and possibly some people in your area too.

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Hello and Welcome to BYC.  

 

So sorry about the issue.  And hate to be negative, but it takes a lot of time to get the ordinances changed and even a well-known celebrity in Atlanta had to give up her flock for the same situation.

 

It makes me mad that folks can have noisy and even dangerous dogs but sweet chickens aren't allowed. 

 

Good luck with your battle.

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

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Please post on your state thread, other chickeners may rally round to support you. Others may have won the permission in their town and can be very helpful.

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I live in Parma as well, but have 5 acres and 15 chickens in a large coop, 60x12. My neighbors don't mind but they have objected to the rooster I had for a while. A hawk took him anyway. I would like to help change the ordinances to tolerate chickens too! I smell manure from farms nearby and hear all kinds of noises as well, it really is ridiculous.
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