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Chicken Experiences in Central Florida?

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Hi BYC! I live in Orlando and have 3 small chicks about 3 weeks old... Has anybody else in the central florida area had some experiences w/raising chickens in this urban area? Legal or not? Any were there any incidences w/pesky neighbors? City officials?  I'm trying to prepare myself as much as possible and have been doing tons of internet research but have barely come up with any info on raising backyard poultry... Is there anyone out there who has?

Thanks BYC!!!!!!!!   frow

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Owner of 3 dogs (1 Whippet and 2 chihuahuas) and 3 Black Australorps (Henrietta, Penelope and Charlotte aka Char-dizzle)  Lovin' fresh eggs from the backyard flock! 
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Haha- this doesn't help, but I know how you feel. I live in Brevard County- so howdy neighbor! I finally called our county zoning office, but you might check municode.com and search for orlando.  Good luck to you!smile

Gesine (EE/cochin X), Paula (EE), Claire (splash silkie), Pepper (lt. brahma), Pickle (splash silkie), Mary Angela Beyonce aka Mabs (EE), and Olive (OE)
Also...Colby (aka...pig ) and Brie (a squirelly gray tabby)
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Gesine (EE/cochin X), Paula (EE), Claire (splash silkie), Pepper (lt. brahma), Pickle (splash silkie), Mary Angela Beyonce aka Mabs (EE), and Olive (OE)
Also...Colby (aka...pig ) and Brie (a squirelly gray tabby)
Love my hubby, love my chooks, love my cats, love my life!
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Take a trip to city hall, also are you sure you want chickens i heard your city has large mice problems lol;)

My house is over run with animals yet the ones that make the bigger messes are illegal to cage:)
"What chickens? those aren't chicken's those are doves"
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My house is over run with animals yet the ones that make the bigger messes are illegal to cage:)
"What chickens? those aren't chicken's those are doves"
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/rebeccabecca3/DSCF3807.jpg
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Orlando FLORIDA Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in Orlando Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 30-Orlando adopted the Orange Country rules in 1991
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions: Proximity restrictions and sanitation rules apply
City/Organization Contact name: 
Additional Information: The raising or keeping of poultry for domestic purposes shall be a permitted use, provided that it is limited to thirty (30) birds or less, and the lot is located a minimum of one hundred (100) feet from all residential zoned districts. All pens, enclosures, or waste disposal activities shall not be located any closer than fifty (50) feet from the property line or one hundred (100) feet from a residential dwelling unit and shall not be located any closer than fifty (50) feet from the normal high water elevation of any natural water body. ("Poultry" shall mean domestic fowl such as chickens, roosters, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, hens, quails, pheasants and squabs.) Illegal to: (11) Dye or color artificially any animal or fowl, including but not limited to, rabbits, baby chickens and ducklings. (12) Sell, offer for sale or give away for purposes of premiums, pets or toys, any baby chicken, duckling, or other fowl under four (4) weeks of age or rabbit under two (2) months of age.

An egg by any other name is still an egg
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An egg by any other name is still an egg
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Originally Posted by dntd 

Take a trip to city hall, also are you sure you want chickens i heard your city has large mice problems lol;)


Hey chickens love to eat mice!  Can't help on the central fl since I am in NE FL but want to wish you Good Luck, you will love having chickens!


Edited by flgardengirl - 4/30/10 at 4:59pm

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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Hey neighbor! I live in brevard county too!  I know we can have chickens, no roosters and have to acquire a permit..

blessings,
kelly

Blessings and sunshine from FL, Kelly ~
Wife to an amazing hubby, homeschooling mom to 3 awesome teen boys. 2 sweet Maine coon's,  red sex links,  black Austrolorps,  Barred Rock, RIR's, SLW's, EE's~
I now know what you mean about chicken math!! I want more!!!!

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Blessings and sunshine from FL, Kelly ~
Wife to an amazing hubby, homeschooling mom to 3 awesome teen boys. 2 sweet Maine coon's,  red sex links,  black Austrolorps,  Barred Rock, RIR's, SLW's, EE's~
I now know what you mean about chicken math!! I want more!!!!

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Hello!  I'm new and thinking about getting chickens.  We live on the west cost (Largo FL,) what chickens do you suggest for our area?

Gerry2

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I live in Merritt island Florida and can't seem to find the regulations for here? Does anyone know?
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