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Poll Results: If put to a vote, would you vote to allow a maximum of 3 laying hens per half acre?

 
  • 7% (1)
    No way!
  • 69% (9)
    Yes, and please sell fresh eggs to your neighbors!
  • 23% (3)
    Hens ONLY but NO ROOSTERS
13 Total Votes  
post #21 of 24

The city is such a pain with this regulation.   I grew up in California on 1/2 acre and had a backyard farm.  Chickens, ducks, two turkeys and a pigmy goat.  We had no smell issues because we kept everything clean.  I would love nothing more than to raise chickens with my kids just like I was able to do growing up. I live on 1/4 acre in a quiet neighborhood with a fenced in backyard.  I think it is crazy that Mentor criminalizes keeping a few chickens.   If there is any movement on this, I would love to be a part of it.  I am willing to sit in on a city council meeting, help get signatures ect... but I think we need to show the city that a lot of us want to see this change and that most neighbors would not be bothered by it. 

post #22 of 24
I live in Willowick and we do not have a ban. I have a backyard coop and Willowick yards are not big. I currently have 13 chicks and am waiting to see how many roosters I have and then they will go to a farm in Ashtabula. I know a few others in Willowick with chickens and some in wickliffe too. It's crazy that mentor deems it illegal to raise poultry. Let me know what I can do to help
post #23 of 24
I just found this thread and would love to be involved in creating a change! I'm moving from Kirtland to Mentor and am worried about freedoms like this being restricted! Has anyone started a petition?
post #24 of 24
I'm in Ohio and that is ridiculous. I had mine right in town in the back yard, no problems. Now live outside city limits with more land. Our rules before were 50 ft from any house. The 2+ acre min is a bit much. It's not a horse. You guys keep fighting!
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