Breaking the Law

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by broodyemma, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. broodyemma

    broodyemma Hatching

    Mar 22, 2008
    I finally have chickens!
    Through a series of unforseen events I have 8 pullet chicks. I planned to get rid of all but the three my city ord. permits but now Im in love. Can I keep them all? What happens if I am caught? Someone up the road from me has 6 too. What do you experienced chicken people think?
  2. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    break the

    i believe they will ask you to get rid of them and maybe a fine,,,,but you will be able to keep your first born and your scalp,,,,lol

    i would keep and wait to see,,no complaints no problem,,,now that is just me,,,,and i am one to break the law,,,,so [​IMG] you might not want to follow my advice,,,,lol
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I know a few people in seattle who have a limit of 3 hens... but have roosters AND more than 3! As long as your neighbors don't report you and the birds stay "invisible" as in smell, I think you can get away with it. :p
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    No complaints no problems...if you have neighbors that are close, butter them up with a few free eggs here and there [​IMG]
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    should be okay as long as you have 3 white ones, 3 black, three white.....
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Maybe we oughta poll politicians on their stance on backyard chicken keeping and vote accordingly-- I suppose we could hardly do much worse. . . [​IMG][​IMG]:woot
  7. Theda's Mom

    Theda's Mom Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Moscow TN
    Here Here, DK!! I like that idea. Besides, if we got them to arguing about chickens at least we'd have something more interesting on the evening news.
  8. tarazod

    tarazod In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    Madison, WI
    The Founding Fathers all had poultry. Who was the last president to actively partake in keeping backyard chickens?
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Dont worry about rules. I think you should set it up so the coop is private. I have a fenced in yard so they are not out causing trouble in the neighbors yards. Most people wont even know about the rules anyway. If you take good care, nobody will worry about it. Enjoy your chickens!!! [​IMG]
  10. broodyemma

    broodyemma Hatching

    Mar 22, 2008
    Thanks for enabling my lawlessness you guys!

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