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Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by gracie mae, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. gracie mae

    gracie mae New Egg

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    HELP, advice needed. having a flock of chicks has been a lifetime dream of mine. I researched and finally last week bought 7 chicks, 3 Road Island Reds and 4 Buff Orpingtons. All is going well, EXCEPT I didn't know in all my research, my town requires a permit. Not a big deal I thought, however, it is so detailed, I have to appear before a Board of Health Town Meeting which I cant get on the list until June and by then my flock will need to be outdoors. and technically they say I cant build my coop until I have received my permit which like I said wont be until at least June.. I also have to send all my neighbors certified letters asking their approval for me to have chickens....
    Do I tell the Board of Health the truth that I already have the chicks and face whatever fines or sanctions are coming my way? Or do I play dumb and skip the permit?
    Thank you in advance I am very stressed by this whole process
     
  2. greggles

    greggles New Egg

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    Local board protocol is local - I suggest trying to find someone else who has gone before the board and ask their advice.

    You might want to call someone in the city and ask their advice about the coop and say "I'm just so excited I want to start building so I'll be ready in case I get approved in June."

    For the neighbors, it seems good to stop by and talk to them. Do 1 or 2 first and then research answers to any questions they ask you. You could also try to prepare a little chicken "fact sheet." I found a lot of information by searching for "chicken myths" and "chicken fact sheet" that can be helpful in answering some of the common questions.
     
  3. gracie mae

    gracie mae New Egg

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    Thanks so much that's great advice!
     

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