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My significant other and I just bought our first house and are in the process of moving to Oak Grove, MO (a small town about 40 minutes outside of Kansas City). I was excited to finally leave apartment life, and was looking forward to raising some chickens!


I knew most of the surrounding municipalities (including larger cities like Independence) allowed hens to be kept inside city limits, with some stipulations. I could not, however, find any information regarding the rules in Oak Grove, so I called city hall. After being transferred to the correct employee, I was informed that I could not keep chickens inside the city limits. Period. In an old town with a rich country heritage.


This is a law I am determined to get changed, but I don't really know where to start. I'm probably the only Oak Grove resident on here, it being such a small town. And being a brand new resident I don't know the current climate towards the idea of back yard chickens. 


What is the best way for me to go about changing this? Aside from moving again. 

post #2 of 6
I live in oak grove also and would love to talk about getting the law changed to allow chickens. If you are still interested let me know!
post #3 of 6

Oh shoot! We're moving to Oak Grove next month. It didn't even occur to me that this would be an issue. I grew up in Independence, and it was completely fine to have hens there. I know this was posted almost a year ago, but I am also interested in getting this law changed.

post #4 of 6
I live in Oak grove and am wanting chickens. Let's get the law changed. Lee's summit can have 6. We can bring oak grove the city ordinance of lees summit as an example.
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i am writing a letter to propose a city ordinance to allow chickens. would you like to help? the more the better

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I am writing to the city council to let me speak to them about changing the ordinance to allow chickens. would you be able to help. the more the better.

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