Originally Posted by Ol Grey Mare
One quick question - as we are not set on any particular area just yet does anyone know if there are any known chicken UNfriendly communities? I know that Portland tends to be pretty progressive in general and so far different things I've found show they have readily embraced the urban homesteading movements, but if there are areas that at this time do not allow backyard poultry would love to know so I can cross them right off my list as I am starting to narrow our housing choices, etc.
Originally Posted by meowoui
One county you need to avoid is Washington county it is the richest county in Oregon, unless you don't mind paying the prices to live here.
I live in unincorporated Washington County, with a mailing address of Beaverton (I live within the "rain shadow" of Nike...who refuses to pay city taxes hence we remain unincorporated).
While property taxes are higher, I would say that Multnomah County has us beat by far as they also tack on city taxes on top of county taxes. I do not find it exorbitant to live here. (Although housing is going up higher and higher within the urban growth boundary....look outside of that).
Because I am in unincorporated Washington County, there are NO restrictions on chickens other than I suppose someone could complain if they became a real noise or pollution problem.
There was a request to review having roosters and pea fowl placed before Washington County about a year ago, but it was resoundingly defeated.
I currently have a rooster (which I do keep with a No Crow Collar just to be polite to our closer neighbors) and about 15 to 20 hens (give or take as the seasons and brooding goes) on about 1/3 acre.
Washington County covers a lot of territory, and you can find some really nice less expensive niches...just avoid being in the city boundaries.
I've seen llamas close in, pea fowl, sheep, chickens, in little tucked away niches.
Just my 2 cents.
Good luck searching.
Edited by Lady of McCamley - 5/6/16 at 4:41pm