Any help for this municipal ordinance?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by tamlynn, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The following uses (of residential property) are unlawful and a public nuisance:

    c) Keeping or maintaining farm type animals.


    Can I argue that bantys are not "farm type animals?"
     
  2. hinky toes

    hinky toes Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh! That's a toughy. I think the spirit of the law the way it is written probably includes banties. I'd be interested to see the entire ordinance to get a better feeling of the intent of the reg.
     
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  3. beaconite chicks

    beaconite chicks Taking a time out

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    Put them in a chicken diaper and keep them inside you house! Then they are pets!
     
  4. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol! I don't think I ready for that.

    My city also prohibits "unusual pets"

    c) “Unusual pets” as used in this Article means any animal not including cat, dog, rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, white rat, mouse, squirrel, canary, parakeet, cockatoo, or any animal usually considered a pet, provided that farm type animals shall not be considered as pets.


    Have you ever known someone who had a squirrel as a pet?

    The city also permits doves and pigeons with special rules...
     
  5. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats going to be hard to argue that its not a farm animal. [​IMG]
     
  6. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't you just say they are a very rare type of pigeon? I saw some Japanese whites that looked like a cross between a pigeon and a dove! Sure didn't look like any chicken I ever saw. And some of those cochins, I swear look like a giant gerbil! Or is that silkies? I don't know which but they sure scare the beegeez out of you when they run up on you!
     
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has it become an issue? Ie. does anyone know you are breaking this law yet?
     
  8. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for a very rare breed of cockatoo!! You know the free range type that flock together. Can you petition to get hens added to the list with the rats and squirrels?[​IMG]
     
  9. hinky toes

    hinky toes Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They'll let citizens keep a squirrel but not a chicken!?! Those are messed up rules.
     
  10. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there is currently an issue. (we are friends)
    OK, editing to add that the issue is not that we are friends. HAHA... I know because we are friends. She just got a notice on the door from animal control.
    Her neighbors said that they never even knew she had chickens. She only has a few chickens, and no roosters. Both next door neighbors are fine with her having them.

    Anny suggestions would be great. I have seen these babies grow up in pics. We got our babies the same time and have shared their growing up, eggs etc.
     
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