Able to get local ordinance changed to allow Back Yard Chickens!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by deedles, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. deedles

    deedles Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hello all,

    Have mostly lurked as I didn't want to get too involved if my local village board said 'no' to changing the livestock ordinance... however, THEY SAID YES! [​IMG]

    I will be able to have up to 6 chickens in my backyard with neighbors agreement within 100 ft. All my neighbors agreed!

    I'm very excited... Hubby not so much but he did pick up a chicken feeder for me at a rummage sale yesterday so he must be getting over it.

    Just in case they said yes, I already have 4 Silver Lace Wyandottes and 2 Buff Orpingtions waiting for me on a friends farm. I guess it's time to plan the coop and move them home![​IMG]

    Anyway, happy to join the board. Lots of good info on here and I appreciate the experiences of everyone!

    Anyone that wants to offer me their best advice for a first-timers... please feel free, I could use all the help I can get!

  2. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    Hi and welcome! I'm glad you went for it! Any advice you need is usually here. If you have a specific topic you want to know about the search engine is very helpful, otherwise post a question and we will all do our best. Congrats on getting the ordinance passed and again WELCOME! [​IMG]
  3. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Songster

    May 3, 2007
    New Mexico
    I bet you are going to love [​IMG] your new girls, Welcome!
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nicely done. Getting ordinances changed is not an easy thing.

    Please let us know the details, what you had to go through, if anyone
    objected, etc.

    Welcome to the board.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    CONGRATS!! I know there are a few people here trying to do the same thing....glad you was succesfull! Anything you can't find an answer to...just ask. These are a great bunch of people here....willing to lend a hand. And Welcome! Of course, we will want pics! LOL
  6. Congrats, you are going love having chickens.
  7. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    [​IMG] Congrats and welcome!!!
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's AWESOME!!!
    Congratulations and welcome to the madness.
    Your life will never be the same.[​IMG]
  9. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    That's wonderful! I'm a firm believer in trying to change city hall when things just aren't right. I've been successful in doing so in a non-chicken related ordinance so I'm glad to see you went for it.

    I live in a very populated area, in a town of over 100,000 residents. My backyard is small - 64' X 25' and up to 4 chickens are legal here as long as that's your total pet count. If chickens can be legal here, they should be able to be legal just about anywhere.

    Any time one of our members is successful in legalizing city chickens, it opens the door for other cities to do the same. Thanks for your part in that! Best of luck with your new chickens!
  10. haleyluna

    haleyluna Songster

    May 3, 2007
    oklahoma city
    hooray for you! we're working on oklahoma city right now.

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