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Gilroy, Ca passes ordinance to allow chickens in the city limits!!

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Gilroy city council finally has gotten with the times and adopted an ordinance that will allow upto 6 small animals, including chickens, within city limits!!!! Super exciting. The new ordinance will go into effect in early April.
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who got this passed and how did they do it?

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Not sure. I just recently started looking into our local laws and found they were restricted. A month later there was an article in the local paper indicating that city council proposed to change and I started following to see if it was adopted. Maybe start by contacting and gaining support from a city council member???
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Yeah!! I always like hearing good new like that!

I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

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I'm Sandy!  Mom to 3 terrific sons, Grandma to 2 wonderful grandsons. I have 6 SS,  7 EEs,  3 CMs, 4 Cochins (2 blue, 1 part.. 1 Red)  1BA, 1BS, 1 SLW, 1 GLS, 1 CWL, 11 Beautiful Mixes, 8 Silkies, 2 SF/Silkie,  Broody sitting 10 Split Coro. SS eggs and Coming soon a dozen Pure Coro. Sussex Eggs!!

Rooster are Zeus (Orpington), Oliver and Rally (Sal.Favs) Blackbeard (SF/Silkie) and Truffle...

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Yay!!!  That is so exciting to hear!!!  wee.gif

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Hi there, 

 

Here's some background information on the small animal ordinance that was recently passed in Gilroy. 

 

The ordinance was passed in early February by a 5-2 vote, and limits the number of small animals under 24 inches tall that residents can own. The ordinance also limits the number of small animals like rabbits, chickens, pigeons, turkeys, peacocks and other legal birds to six per resident.

 

Here's some additional info. Look under "New Business" http://gilroy.patch.com/articles/city-council-preview-933a07d1

 

The issue of regulating chickens and other small animals was originally brought to the council in the fall: http://gilroy.patch.com/articles/city-council-preview-bye-bunnies

 

I hope this info is helpful! Gilroy Patch is another local news hub for Gilroy residents.

We've been around for a little over a year, so locals are still learning about us. Here's the website URL: http://www.gilroy.patch.com 

 

If you have any questions about the site, please pass them on! And now that I know this forum exists, I'll make sure to post updates about anything chicken related :)

 

And, if any of you are on Facebook, please check out our Facebook page. You'll receive our regular updates in your news feed if you "like" the Gilroy Patch Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GilroyPatch

 

We tweet all of our updates as well: https://twitter.com/#!/GilroyPatch

 

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

 

- Corinne

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This is good news to hear. I am sure there are a lot of happy people knowing they can now keep chickens. I know of one person who lives in Gilroy and she was keeping chickens (way more than 6) before this was even passed. Her neighbors must have liked her for not saying anything about her chickens. I am sure there were many other keeping chickens illegally as well. But nice they changed the law finally.

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post #8 of 13

Forget chickens, if I'm going to Gilroy it will be for the garlic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is great news for us! :-)

 

I have been raising chickens here for the past two years, and have always worried about getting turned in.. Of course, I still have over the limit, but now at least I wouldnt need to get rid of them all..

 

I was looking more into it, but wasnt able to find any more info, like if roosters are allowed or not, anyone see that info anywhere?

 

ben in Gilroy

1 RIR, 1 BCM, 1 Black Australorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons and 3 EE's

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1 RIR, 1 BCM, 1 Black Australorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons and 3 EE's

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Originally Posted by blsimpson View Post

This is great news for us! :-)

 

I have been raising chickens here for the past two years, and have always worried about getting turned in.. Of course, I still have over the limit, but now at least I wouldnt need to get rid of them all..

 

I was looking more into it, but wasnt able to find any more info, like if roosters are allowed or not, anyone see that info anywhere?

 

ben in Gilroy


I would say because you are w/in city limits Roosters are not allowed due to the noise. I am somewhat a neighbor of your. I live in San Martin, out in the country on 7 acres.

 

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