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Anyone in San Diego Country Estates interested in trying to change the HOA rule against keeping chic

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by MissChicks, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. vannaHaines

    vannaHaines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious, but how has this panned out? Did anyone get around to petitioning the HOA? I've been searching around San Diego for homes, in particular out in the rural areas, looking for one that would accept chickens (even a roo or two), and found a house I really like within this community, but it's a huge turnoff if I can't have my chickens w/ me. [​IMG]
     
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  2. MissChicks

    MissChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm now in the process of addressing this with the HOA. I started a facebook group and am getting lots of neighborhood support for allowing backyard chickens. I know it will be a process, and will not happen overnight, but many folks are interested and I'm confidant that we can change this rule. I need all the help I can get, so please let me know if you're interested! [​IMG]
     
  3. MissChicks

    MissChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry I'm just now getting this! Please join my facebook group, "Allow Backyard Chickens in SDCE, Ramona, CA". We are gathering support for the petition. Would love to have your help and encouragement!
     
  4. vannaHaines

    vannaHaines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be happy to help any way that I can. I don't live in Ramona, but I was looking into potentially buying a place out there when I made my post. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

    Valerie :)
     
  5. MissChicks

    MissChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Valerie, thank you! Are you still thinking of moving to the estates?

    -Susan
     
  6. vannaHaines

    vannaHaines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, not anytime soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. frogman263

    frogman263 New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I just put an offer on a house in the Country Estates and just assumed you could keep backyard chickens here. I am pretty bummed to find out you can't. Has there been any more interest in changing this HOA rule? Thanks.
     
  8. MissChicks

    MissChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Since I originally posted this, I have formed a group here in the estates, in facebook, called "Allow Backyard Chickens in San Diego Country Estates". I have over 100 members, but it is a secret group, so it is not searchable. If you're on facebook, please let me know and friend me ( Susan Martin AKA Traxler). My email is [email protected]. I have chickens, many of us do here in the estates. We are bucking the system because it's a dumb system. We have nowhere near enough members to approach the HOA since there are over 10,000 people in SDCEs and we are such a small group. That said, we are stubborn and hoping to effect a change over time. Many people do keep chickens here. Unless a neighbor complains, the HOA doesn't seem to have a reason to send a letter. Unless it's over dead grass or other type of visual imperfection, they don't seem inclined to butt in. My girls are very vocal when laying, but my neighbors are all on board, and wouldn't complain, so I'm not worried. If you do get hens, just don't get a rooster- you can either find "sexlink" girls that you know for sure are girls from the get-go or get older birds so you aren't risking a roo waking up the hood one morning and giving you up. Whatever you decide to do, welcome to the neighborhood and please feel free to email me and friend me in facebook. Misery loves company, haha. Welcome to Ramona! It's a wonderful place to live, and there are many like-minded people who do raise animals, farm and help each other out. Two years since I posted the original post in this thread, and I'm happy to say I have made many dear friends here who totally support the cause of allowing backyard chickens. I look forward to meeting you!
     
  9. frogman263

    frogman263 New Egg

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    MissChicks,

    Thanks for replying and giving me the ins and outs. It does seem silly you can keep horses but not chickens in the Estates. It caught me completely by surprise. Like I said I don't live there yet and even if the sale doesn't happen with the house we are looking at I am confident we will find a house there eventually. I will find you on Facebook and keep in touch. Let's just hope my neighbors are as understanding as yours. Thanks.

    Brian.
     

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